Potato Pierogis w/Onion, Chse-Bac & Swt Peppers

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

My inspitation for this recipe came from my book Culinary Institute Polish Cooking and Mary Lee's Recipe 4 Mashed Pot,Bac & Onion Pierogis.

Mary's recipe used some of the same ingredients that were in my Oven Baked Potato Casserole,& I had left overs FROM CHRISTmas, and used that to create my FIRST TIME HOMEMADE FROM SCRATCH pierogi's.

This was a time consuming recipe for me, but was so good because of my diligent efforts & great instructions.

My husband repeadetly complimented me on the flavor & taste. I am sure an experienced Pierogi Maker would use much LESS TIME than I did.


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Serves:

Made 38 Pierogis

Prep:

1 Hr 55 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 slice
bacon,cooked crisp & crumbled (save drippings)
6-7 c
left over twice baked potatoes (this is my guesstimate)
3/4 c
shredded cheddar cheese (mild)
1 large
onion chopped
1 Tbsp
each butter & olive oil
1 large
onion cut into rings
1/2-1/3 stick
butter
1 bunch
green onions (chopped for garnish)
1 lb
sour cream (optional)
10 -12
mini sweet peppers, assorted colors halved & seeded

PIEROGI DOUGH

3 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1 c
sour cream (room temperature)
3
jumbo eggs, (room temperature)
1/3 tsp
salt (optional) i chose not to use it
1 1/2-2 Tbsp
heavy whipping cream (if needed)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook 2 strips of bacon till crisp, SAVE DRIPPINGS,(i CUT MY STRIPS IN HALF TO MAKE 4 PIECES. Crumble & set aside.
2
Add large chopped onion to skillet, & cook over medium low heat,till onions are carmelized & transparent. Set aside till needed.
3
Reheat potatoes about 3 minutes in microwave,then add to large bowl.
4
Add crumbled bacon, carmelized onions, & shredded cheese. Combine together & set aside till needed.
5
To MAKE PIEROGI DOUGH, ADD FLOUR, SOUR CREAM, BAKING POWDER & EGGS TO A LARGE BOWL.
6
Using a pastry blender, mix till dough comes together if more liquid is needed add the whipping cream a little at a time, till it reaches the right consistency.
7
Finish mixing by hand to form a soft & smooth ball. Divide dough into 3 or 4 pieces. Keep in fridge while rolling out 1 piece. To prevent dough from drying out.
8
Dust counter surface & rolling pen with flour. Take a portion of the dough and roll out as thinly as possible.
9
Using a 3 inch Round mini Pie cutter or large jar or glass, rub rim in flour, then cut circles in pastry dough.
10
Add about 1 tablespoon of potato mixture to center of each circle. I shaped mine a little long to make it easier to cover with dough.
11
Brush outer EDGE of dough with water & fold each round in half.
12
Pinch together with tines of a fork to seal so no potato mixture leaks out.
13
Lightly dust a large platter with flour, & place finished pierogi's on platter. REPEAT TILL ALL THE PIEROGI'S ARE MADE. I MADE 38 PIEROGIS from this recipe using the amounts specified.
14
In a large pot Heat water till boiling, add salt, then drop 6 pierogis in boiling water, and when they float to the top, BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER CROWD POT OR THEY WILL STICK TOGETHER. REMOVE WITH slotted spoon onto a serving dish or platter. Repeat till finished.
15
Melt 1/2 to 2/3 stick of butter in large skillet add the SLICED ONIONS & SWEET PEPPERS IF DESIRED.
16
ADD PIEROGIS & LET BROWN ON EACH SIDE. rEMOVE TO LARGE PLATTER, AND TOP WITH ADDITIONAL CHOPPED GREEN ONIONS if desired. Serve with Sour Cream.
17
Please NOTE: I am no expert, especially for making Pierogis,as this was my first time, but I used some methods that were best for me, which may or may not be traditional. My family and Neighbors were very PLEASED WITH THE FINISHED PRODUCT & THE RESULTS.

YOUR TECHNIQUE MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM MINE, BUT HOPEFULLY OUR RESULTS WILL BE THE SAME or very similiar. BECAUSE THESE WERE really Really good & very Tasty.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Polish