How to make Cornmeal Encrusted Sausage & Potato Knishes With Smoked Gouda Sauce:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dice potatoes and boil over medium heat until fork tender. Drain and mash potatoes; set aside. Add 1/4 cup of butter and the onions to a medium skillet and caramelize slowly over heat for 15 minutes. Remove onions from skillet; add crumbled Premio Sweet/Mild Italian Sausage and cook until meat is no longer pink. Remove meat from skillet; set aside. Mix together the potatoes, sausage and onions; season with salt & pepper. Meanwhile, blend all dough ingredients together and roll out thinly. Using a biscuit cutter, cut dough into circles which are 3 inches in diameter; set aside. Place one tablespoon of the sausage potato mixture in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough circles closed and pinch the edges together. Place circles on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. For the sauce, whisk the alfredo sauce and smoked gouda cheese together in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and heat until cheese is melted and sauce is smooth. Pour into a serving bowl, garnish with chopped chives and serve with knishes. Makes 15.