A knish dumpling is an Eastern European Jewish snack food consisting
of a filling covered with dough that is either baked, grilled, or deep
fried. Knishes are particularly associated with Eastern European Jewish
Knishes can be purchased from street vendors in urban areas with a
large Jewish population, sometimes at a hot dog stand or from a butcher
shop. A Jewish potato knish (kuh-NISH) is a savory single-serving pie
filled with meat, potatoes, kasha, sauerkraut, onions or cheese (and
lately spinach and other.
They are also relatively easy to make at home, for cooks who want to
experiment with their own fillings and flavors. Knish range in size
from bite sized appetizers to serious meals, satisfying a range of
tastes and needs.