Recipe by Faigy Grossman

Pastrami Potato Puffs

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Medium Medium
8 Servings


- Egg
1 Hour

These pretty potato puffs use tasty ingredients that everyone loves. They can be made larger or smaller, to suit your needs. They’re fabulous as an appetizer over a bed of lettuce or a delicious side dish for your Yom Tov table.


Potato Puffs

  • 4 large potatoes

  • 2 large onions, diced

  • oil, for sautéing

  • 16 strips pastrami

  • 1 egg, beaten, divided

  • salt, to taste

  • pepper, to taste

Saucy Onion Jam

Wine Pairing

Matar Stratus 2017


For the Pastrami Potato Puffs


Place potatoes in a large pot of boiling, salted water and cook until soft. (Be careful not to overcook.) Drain very well and allow to cool.


Meanwhile, sauté onions in oil until soft and slightly browned. Place cooked potatoes and onions into a large mixing bowl and mash until smooth and creamy. Add beaten egg, reserving one tablespoonful for glazing puffs, and salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees Celsius). Line a baking pan with Gefen Parchment Paper.


Working with one slice at a time, lay out the pastrami slices and trim to one- and one-fourth-inch (three-centimeter) strips. Dice shavings and sauté in a bit of oil; add to potato mixture and stir to combine. Using two strips of pastrami per puff, place strips one over the other, forming an X shape. Place a large scoop of potato mixture in the center of the X and cross pastrami ends over the top of the scoop, folding over and pressing down. Turn over and place seam-side down on the prepared baking pan. Repeat with remaining pastrami and potato mixture. Glaze with reserved egg and bake for 25 minutes.

For the Onion Jam


Sauté onions in oil until caramelized. Add remaining ingredients and mix well; bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for five minutes, stirring until slightly thickened. Divide evenly over potato puffs and serve.


Food and Prop Styling by Renee Muller Photography by Moshe Wulliger

Pastrami Potato Puffs

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Liba Reifer
Liba Reifer
4 years ago

Advance Is there any way to make this in advance?

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Reply to  Liba Reifer
4 years ago

Yes, you can make these in advance and then freeze them.

Reply to  Raquel
3 years ago

what about th onion jam?

Esti Lerner
Esti Lerner
1 year ago

DELICIOUS!!! I ended up doing some with pastrami and some with facon because I ran out of pastrami… but it was so good!!! We served by 3 our of the 4 meals and everyone was asking for it by the last meal…

Rivka F
Rivka F
3 years ago

Good and simple to make and pretty to serve