Garlic Mashed Potato Knishes

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Appears in
The Gefilte Variations

By Jayne Cohen

Published 2000

  • About

Fat, fragrant cloves of garlic, six or seven at a time, were often sautéed whole with foods in my mother’s kitchen. No one bothered to fish them out before serving—whoever unearthed the little treasures from a pile of chicken was as much to be envied as the one who landed the wishbone.

As a teenager, I was smugly pleased to read that some food savant dubbed garlic “the ketchup of the intellectuals,” gratified that I had been nurtured since babyhood to stand with Camus and Huysmans.<