How to Make Homemade Pierogies
I bet that you will agree with the statement “home cooked meals are the best kinds of dishes”. Doesn’t matter if it’s a regular supper with your family or you are expecting guests to come over, you can always be sure that everyone will love your family’s delicacies. When we serve and eat good food, we are reminded of the good old days and at the same time, our relationship with our family members strengthens.
In this article, we will be focusing on how to make classic pierogies. Pierogies are also known as “varenyky”. Yes. It is true that this dish originated from Central and Eastern Europe, however, it is very popular all over the globe. Pierogies is a very popular pastry with fillings inside. Some examples of pierogie fillings are the following: meat, vegetables, and cheese. Boiling and frying are your two options when cooking pierogies. Doesn’t matter what fillings you choose and what cooking method you use, you will be very confident that it will be mouth-watering.
What ingredients do you need to prepare?
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-Prepare four cups of all-purpose flour.
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-Salt (two teaspoons)
-Prepare two teaspoons of pepper.
-Prepare two teaspoons of melted butter.
-Prepare two cups of sour cream.
-Vegetable oil (two teaspoons)
– Prepare eight pieces of potatoes.
Shredded cheese (1 cup)
-3 tablespoons of cheese sauce
Prepare an onion.
Start off by mixing your flour and salt on a large bowl. Once you are finished, get a separate bowl to whisk the melted butter, eggs, vegetable oil, and sour cream. Make sure you stir very well in order for all the ingredients to blend together. Once you are done, leave the dough to rise and cover the bowl with a clean towel.
While waiting for your dough to rise, it is now time to cook your potatoes. To cook your potatoes, get a huge pot and boil it for approximately 15 minutes. Once your potatoes are well cooked, mash them and mix in your shredded cheese and cheese sauce (it’s better if the sauce is hot). Finally, season the mixture with salt and pepper.
After your dough has risen, you must now divide it into two parts. Roll your dough on a flat surface (floured). After this, get your cookie cutter or perogie cutter and start cutting the dough into circles. Put the filling on the center of your dough and brush it’s edges with water. Press the dough well to seal the edges. To cook the perogies, you can either boil or fry them.