Ingredients

How to make it

  • Peel potatoes and cut into size suitable for boiling.
  • Boil potatoes for 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, shred the cheese on a box grater.
  • When potatoes are cooked, rice them into a large bowl.
  • Fold the cheese into the hot potatoes.
  • Set aside.
  • On a board, make a well of the flour.
  • Add the eggs to the center.
  • Add two "eggshells" of water to center.
  • Mix with a fork until the "well" has just about been incorporated.
  • Using two knives, knead the mixture until you can knead it with your hands.
  • Allow the dough to rest for at least 5 minutes.
  • Roll dough to about 1/8" thickness.
  • Cut dough into circles of perhaps 5" diameter (we use a small coffee can).
  • Place small amount of potato mixture a little off-center on the dough circle.
  • Be careful not to get too close to the edges.
  • Fold dough over potato mixture.
  • Seal the edges of the pierogi well.
  • You can use water to help the edges seal.
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Reduce heat.
  • GENTLY drop pierogi into the simmering water.
  • Don't crowd the pot!
  • Allow the pierogi to float to the top of the water.
  • As the pierogi rise to the top, remove them to drain on a kitchen towel.
  • To cook, melt butter in a large skillet.
  • Saute onions, if desired.
  • Fry pierogies until golden on both sides.
  • After all the work you just did, ENJOY!

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  • Krystyna 7 years ago
    Pierogis are a Christmas tradition at my grandmother's house. She makes them by the hundreds. They're fantastic!
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    tifftifftiffm ate it and said...
    This looks great! Can't wait to try. I like that the basic dough recipe is included because you could fill these with just about anything.
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    Us too, dawn! Ed had never even had a pierogi until he met me... love at first bite, as they say! This recipe is a pretty easy one. I hate making involved dishes.
    Lorraine
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  • morninlite 9 years ago
    Perogis have got to be our most favorite potatoe dish! Thanks for this great reicpe.
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    I AM IN COMPLETE AGREEMENT WITH YOU, ELGAB. tHANKS!
    lORRAINE
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    You are too kind by half, julia but I thank you anyway. Thanks for the five.
    Lorraine
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  • lacrenshaw 9 years ago
    jly, I am so sorry for the delay in my replying to your question. It was been quite a while since we made these babies but I think that I recall around 5 dozen being the number. Of course, it all depends on the diameter of the dough circle and how much stuffing is used also. Enjoy!
    Lorraine
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Mmmmm, pierogies are my favorite, and the best recipe is the simplest one - no fuss - just simple goodness. Bravo!
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    " It was excellent "
    dragonwings647 ate it and said...
    love pierogis. Will have to give this a try
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Grew up on these things! There are lots of variations, and yours is very nice and very well written recipe! Easily a 5 from me!
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  • 22566 9 years ago
    I really like these little pockets.

    Thank-you

    Hope your day is going well.

    Kind Regards
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    midgelet ate it and said...
    simple and nourishing !
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  • mjcmcook 9 years ago
    ~Hello~
    I would really like to try making
    Pierogis ~ Thank-you for the recipe ~
    ~*~ mjcmcook~*~
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    " It was excellent "
    jlv1023 ate it and said...
    Thanks, love pierogies, have to give these a try,
    how many does the recipe make?

    Janet
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