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Homemade perogies? Does anyone have a recipe or tips for making them?

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kimberlyinberea

Asked by kimberlyinberea at 6:41 PM on Apr. 7, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • 2 cups flour, plus extra for kneading and rolling dough
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 large egg
    1/2 cup sour cream, plus extra to serve with the pierogi
    1/4 cup butter, softened and cut into small pieces
    butter and onions for sauteing
    ingredients for filling of your choice (potato & cheese filling recipe below)
    Preparation:

    Pierogi Dough
    To prepare the pierogi dough, mix together the flour and salt. Beat the egg, then add all at once to the flour mixture. Add the 1/2 cup sour cream and the softened butter pieces and work until the dough loses most of its stickiness (about 5-7 minutes). You can use a food processor with a dough hook for this, but be careful not to overbeat. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes or overnight; the dough can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Each batch of dough makes about 12-15 pierogies, depending on size.
    Prepare the Pierogies
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    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 6:50 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Roll the pierogi dough on a floured board or countertop until 1/8" thick. Cut circles of dough (2" for small pierogies and 3-3 1/2" for large pierogies) with a cookie cutter or drinking glass. Place a small ball of filling (about a tablespoon) on each dough round and fold the dough over, forming a semi-circle. Press the edges together with the tines of a fork.

    Boil the perogies a few at a time in a large pot of water. They are done when they float to the top (about 8-10 minutes). Rinse in cool water and let dry.

    Saute chopped onions in butter in a large pan until onions are soft. Then add pierogies and pan fry until lightly crispy. Serve with a side of sour cream.

    Potato, Cheese & Onion Filling: Peel and boil 5 large potatoes until soft. Red potatoes are especially good for this. While the potatoes are boiling, finely chop 1 large onion and saute in butter until soft and translucent. Mash the potatoes with the sauted onions
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 6:52 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • and 4-8oz of grated cheddar cheese (depending on how cheesy you want your pierogies), adding salt and pepper to taste. You can also add some fresh parsley, bacon bits, chives, or other enhancements if you desire. Let the potato mixture cool and then form into 1" balls.
    neebug3766

    Answer by neebug3766 at 6:53 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • Boiled with top the tator! Yum!
    jenae_gist

    Answer by jenae_gist at 7:13 PM on Apr. 7, 2010

  • wow, thankyou for the recipe neebug! I'll be tying them out tomorrow ! :)
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 7:38 PM on Apr. 7, 2010