Polish Pierogi

Linda Kauppinen

By
@cyrene

This recipe was handed down through my cousin's family. These are a great alternative to plain potatoes. Serve them plain pan fried, steamed, smothered in herbs and butter or with a dab of sour cream and bacon crumbs. Any way you serve them they are great for breakfast, lunch and dinner.


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Comments:

Serves:

ALOT! These freeze very well for storage

Prep:

3 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

3 c
flour, sifted
1 large
egg, beaten
3 Tbsp
sour cream
1 tsp
salt
1/2 c
milk, whole

POTATO CHEESE FILLING

2 lb
russet potatoes
1/4 lb
velveeta cheese
1 small
onion, diced and saute'd in butter
butter, melted
instant potato flakes, dry optional ( i dont use them)
peel and cut potatoes, and boil in salted water until tender. drain and mash with cheese, butter and onion. optionally add instant potatoes. beat together well.

CHEESE FILLING

2 c
farmers cheese or cheddar

NOTE: USE MILD OR MILDLY SHARP CHEDDAR CHEESE.

2 large
eggs, beaten
2 Tbsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
butter, melted
pinch
salt
mix ingredients together.

SAUERKRAUT FILLING

see the recipe for the polish sauerkraut recipe at the following link. Polish "Stewed" Sauerkraut

Directions Step-By-Step

1
DOUGH:
Mix all ingredients until dough holds together, add more milk if needed.(Using slightly more than 1/2 cup milk works best, but 3/4 cup milk is way too much). Use a medium size glass to cut out circles, or a 2 inch round cookie cutter. Keep board floured while working.
2
Fill Pierogi with your choice of filling and crimp closed. A fork works really well for this.
3
Drop pierogi in a large pot of boiling water and cook 5 minutes or until they rise to the top.
Dip in melted butter.
Package in zip-loc bags. These freeze very well.
4
To heat and eat, saute' the pierogi in a pan of melted butter until golden.
Serve with a ladle of melted butter over the top, a spoonful of sour cream with bacon crumbs on top to just name a couple ways to serve them.
5
Chefs Note: If your pierogie is frozen, be sure the pierogie is thawed before you attempt to saute'. You can thaw to room temperature or you can put in a pan of boiling water for a few minutes to thaw then put in pan of melted butter and saute'

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Polish
Collection: Tastes of the World
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom