If you love pierogi the way that I love pierogi, then you will absolutely LOVE this recipe from Anna over at https://www.polishyourkitchen.com.
I can’t tell you how excited I am to have discovered this blog through my friend, Lucy Lou. The first time I had pierogi was when I was confirmed in the Lutheran Church I had recently joined. As a teenager. We went to a Polish restaurant, and the pierogi tasted, to me anyway, like delicious pillowy softness from heaven. I grew up very, very poor and everything we eat basically came from a can or a box. The exception for me was when I went to my dear friend’s house who was from Sicily, and her mother’s cooking was exquisite. So, you can imagine my delight and discovering delicious food from another country.
Back to Lucy Lou. She’s an AMAZING cook, and knew that I was searching for a pierogi recipe, and told me about this wonderful blog. This recipe was great, and her instructions were clear and easy to follow. I hope that you all will check it out, I was fascinated watching Anna’s video making farmers cheese!
These pierogi were so mouthwatering, and are a great comfort food for me, and they were fantastic with my kielbasa and potatoes, recipe soon to follow!
Thank you, Lucy Lou, for sharing, and thank you so much, Anna for making such a wonderful blog. I will definitely be back to check out more of the recipes, and I highly recommend this blog and recipe to anyone who wants to make delicious pierogi. Let’s jump right in!
What you’ll need:
For the filling:
- 2 lb potatoes
- 16 oz. Farmer’s cheese (OR 16 oz. Cottage cheese plus 3-4 tbsp of plain Greek yogurt)
- 1 large onion
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground pepper
For the dough:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup water
For the Garnish:
- 1/2 onion
- 6 slices bacon, sauteed and chopped
Products I used to prepare this recipe:
Dice potatoes, and boil them and salted water until they are soft, about 15 minutes.
Mash potatoes, set aside.
Chop one large onion.
Sauté onion and two tablespoons butter until the onions are golden brown. Yum!
Mix potatoes with farmer’s cheese and onions until well combined.
For the dough, combine flour with salt, pepper, egg and water until dough forms.
Roll out dough to 1/8 in thickness.
Cut circles out of your dough, I used the Hand Pie & Pocket Maker which got the job done very quickly.
Put a tablespoon of the potato mixture into each circle, and then seal each pierogi, I again used the Hand Pie & Pocket Maker
Almost done! Boil a pot of water and add one tablespoon olive oil to it. Once the water is boiling, turn it down to a low boil. Add no more than 10 pierogi at a time to the water. Let boil on low 3 minutes, or until the pierogi float to the surface. Remove, and cook the rest of the pierogi.
If you would like the garnish, sauté your onions with the bacon. Serve the garnish on top of the pierogi.
I can only tell you how mouthwatering these pierogi were, but trust me, you have to try these yourself!
My video is below, along with the link to the original recipe.
Link to Original Recipe: https://www.polishyourkitchen.com/polishrecipes/russian-pierogi-pierogi-ruskie/
Linked and listed above are the products I used for this recipe. Please feel free to go to my website to purchase any or all of them here (please note I make commission if you do): https://www.pamperedchef.com/pws/marianielsen
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