If you’re wondering what to serve with your potato knish, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 11 of the most popular side dishes for potato knishes.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with potato knish are brown mustard sauce, horseradish and beetroot salad, charred eggplant dip, and lentil soup. For more salad options, try a winter fruit salad or an Israeli quinoa salad. For tangy side dishes, try fried pickle latkes or German red cabbage.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Spicy brown mustard
A potato knish is the perfect balance of moist potato goodness and flaky pastry.
And when it comes to choosing a condiment, there’s one choice that stands out: brown mustard.
The sharp, tangy flavor of mustard is the perfect complement to cheesy, buttery potatoes.
You can add a sweet pickle relish to this recipe if you think the spice is too much.
Psst… horseradish is another spicy sauce that works well.
Charred eggplant dip
Eggplants are a staple in Jewish cuisine.
You could serve marinated eggplants, roasted eggplants, or eggplant chips.
But an eggplant dip is my favorite option for potato knish.
The eggplant is roasted until it’s nice and smoky, then blended into a smooth, rich dip that’s perfect for dipping your potato knishes into.
Beetroot and horseradish salad
I mentioned horseradish above…
Its sharp, spicy flavor is just what you need to cut through the richness of a potato knish.
But if you don’t want to serve it as a dip, why not incorporate it into a salad?
Beetroot never fails to look amazing on the plate because of its bright color, and they taste pretty great too.
And while we’re on the subject of beets, borscht soup would also be a great side option.
Matzo ball soup
This classic Jewish dish will keep you warm on a cold winter day.
It’s a basic chicken dumpling soup, but the dumplings are next level because they’re made with Schmaltz (i.e rendered chicken fat).
Carrot and celery are essential veggies, but you can include all your favorites as well. I like adding corn in for a burst of sweetness.
And to make your matzo ball soup a full meal, all you need are some potato knish served alongside it!
Psst… interested in Schmaltz, I have a great guide on how to store it.
Broccoli citrus salad
Brighten up your meal with this unique broccoli citrus salad.
Broccoli is mixed with chickpeas, some sweet-but-tart dried cranberries, salty feta, and crunchy edamame beans.
Then everything is tied together with a vibrant orange dressing.
Pro tip: I recommend making the salad an hour in advance so the broccoli has time to soak up all the yummy dressing.
Not stoked with the Matzo ball soup or borscht recommendation?
How about a classic lentil soup?
It’s easy to make, healthy, and filling.
And it stores really well so you can make a big batch and have it for lunch all week!
If you’re feeling brave, you could spice things up a bit with a curried lentil soup.
Winter fruit salad
A fruit salad is a simple, but delicious side.
You can use whatever fruits you have to hand, but in season ones are best because they’ll be the juiciest.
This 20 minute recipe has a maple-lime dressing which brings out the natural sweetness of the fruits.
And I like to add a touch of mint to keep things fresh.
Fried pickle latkes
Latkes are another classic snack like potato knishes.
But why not shake things up and hide a surprise pickle inside?!
The tart bite of the pickle will help balance out the greasiness and richness of all the potato on your palte.
And don’t forget a pot of yummy ranch for dipping!
You’ll be making a lot of these fried pickle laktes – one batch won’t be enough.
German red cabbage
I like to call this red sauerkraut, but its traditional name is rotkohl.
In Germany they pair rotkohl with potato dumplings, so it will match perfectly with your potato kinsh.
You’ll need to plan ahead slightly for this dish because it takes an hour to cook.
But the results are well worth it.
Psst… I always make mine the day before because I think it tastes even better the next day!
Israeli quinoa chopped salad
This chopped salad is filled with flavorful herbs and fresh, crunchy textures from bell peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes.
It also has more substance than your normal leafy green salad, so you won’t be left feeling hungry.
I also like to add pomgranite seeds to this Israeli quinoa chopped salad for a burst of extra sweetness.
Honey garlic chicken bites
Is your dinner table lacking excitement?
You can liven things up with a little help from these humble honey garlic chicken bites.
Sweet, savory, and full of flavor, these chicken bites are guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.
And you can use the potato knish to mop up any of the sticky sauce that gets left behind.
Serve them on cocktail sticks if you’re after a bite-sized snack.
The best side dishes to serve with potato knish
- Spicy brown mustard
- Charred eggplant dip
- Beetroot and horseradish salad
- Matzo ball soup
- Broccoli citrus salad
- Lentil soup
- Winter fruit salad
- Fried pickle latkes
- German red cabbage
- Israeli quinoa chopped salad
- Honey garlic chicken bites
What To Serve With Potato Knish
- 1 portion potato knish
- Prepare your potato knish according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: spicy brown mustard, charred eggplant dip, beetroot and horseradish salad, matzo ball soup, broccoli citrus salad, lentil soup, winter fruit salad, fried pickle latkes, german red cabbage, Israeli quinoa chopped salad, and honey garlic chicken bites.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!