Sunday, December 4, 2011

Cabbages, cabbages

Recently, I got an random email:

If you can even approximate a Mrs. Stahl's Cabbage Knish (Brighton Beach) you'll have a devoted customer for life. Please advise.

The Eggcreamer, Encino, CA

I replied:

Oh man. I grew up on Mrs. Stahl's, but because I was a kid, I only had access to what my parents would buy, and that did not include cabbage!!

Though I have not rolled them out yet, I have tinkered with a cabbage knish -- it's one of the few fillings that are as old and traditional as potato and kasha (and I keep a steady supply of home made 2nd Ave Deli-recipe health salad in the fridge.)

Could you do me a favor? Describe to me, in as much detail as you can muster, everything you can remember about a Mrs. Stahl's cabbage knish, and next time I take a crack at it, I'll keep what you say in mind. Thanks!

-N
Anyone else out there have fond memories of a favorite cabbage knish? Though I love cabbage, I never had a cabbage knish that I would campaign for President of the Knish Klub...

5 comments:

  1. Just for the record my name is Andrew and I'm from NY and worked with mr. Stahl and he showed me how to make the cabbage knish ,however I kept a promise a long time ago that I would never share this recipe I still make them and sell them in the Rockaways so if you want them you can buy them they will be relaunching in all consesions on the board walk from Coney Island through the rockaways in the summer of 2016 .

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  2. Where im.dying for a csbbage knish from mrs stshl. Yona schimmels shouldnt even be called cabbage knishs
    Pa he is dead you are no longer ibligated. By morality or law. But i get u dont wanna share

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  3. Where im.dying for a csbbage knish from mrs stshl. Yona schimmels shouldnt even be called cabbage knishs
    Pa he is dead you are no longer ibligated. By morality or law. But i get u dont wanna share

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  4. You know Andrew, I understand the promise but let's be real. You have the recipe to something special and nostalgic and you can appeal to those of us that grew up eating those knishes. It's about the money you can make. Mrs. Stahl's potato knish recipe is all over the net. How about giving out the cabbage recipe. I can imagine Mr. Stahl would not want other to enjoy such a treat.

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  5. You know Andrew, I understand the promise but let's be real. You have the recipe to something special and nostalgic and you can appeal to those of us that grew up eating those knishes. It's about the money you can make. Mrs. Stahl's potato knish recipe is all over the net. How about giving out the cabbage recipe. I can imagine Mr. Stahl would not want other to enjoy such a treat.

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