Never again!! I made this perogie recipe for the first time. First attempt and they were amazing !! I’m not a fan of sour cream. One Pan Breakfast Bake with Bacon, Hash Browns, and Eggs. Roasted vegetables are always a great option to serve with pierogies. Place peeled, quartered potatoes in a pot of cold salted water. I have been searching for a recipe for bread with a crunchy crust for YEARS Your site not only made it happen but made it easy at the same time. We never used potato filling…starch filled with starch. My grandma used milk. Pierogi with Farmers Cheese (Vareniki Recipe) Print Pin. You’ll be done in half the time. 12 thoughts on “ Cook’s Country Potato Cheddar Pierogi Recipe ” Dustin June 8, 2019 at 1:55 pm. Do you serve these with as a side or are they a main dish? Moisten outer edges with water and fold dough over to close. In this recipe we use mashed potatoes and cheddar cheese. I first tasted them in an Polish restaurant In Toronto and fell in love. Great fast easy recipes. Bring to a boil and cook until tender. But I am so grateful to Rachel for showing us an easy, and I, sure a delicious, homemade version of these wonderful Pierogies. Meantime, brown onions & garlic in oil on med-low for 10 min. Place on a well-floured board and knead for 50 turns (using a scraper if needed) until smooth. He absolutely loved it and even asked for more. Thank you so much Ms. Jones..You may have saved my marriage lol. .wprm-recipe-rating .wprm-rating-star.wprm-rating-star-full svg * { fill: #c6a42d; }, Share on Facebook Actually you won’t even taste the sour cream. In the meantime heat up 1 tablespoon of oil and fry the onions slowly until softened for 5 minutes … Had a good recipe, have a great recipe now. Serve them boiled, or boil and pan fry. Don’t even have to knead we make about 250 at a time. Thank you for sharing with us. Also cabbage rolls! We always had a filling of cottage cheese (or similar), stewed pitted prunes (or other fruit), eggs, salt and sugar. I made these and they were out of this world delicious. I’m wondering if can give us the recipes for the other types of filling Thank you. I cheated and used instant potatoes. I accidentally used Pillsbury Bread Flour instead of all purpose flour ?. Traditional Polish dish at its best! To fill the pierogi: Roll half the dough 1/8" thick. Flour,roll cut fill. Recipe - Do you have a recipe for meat pieroggis? What are your thoughts on this… Anyway I am part polish and we did make perogies almost the same way but used drained/dry cottage cheese with potato and small amount of crumbled bacon in mix with green onions that were not cooked first, just added to mix. So easy and filling had a great flavor Thank you for posting this. Been buying store bought for years. I used sharp cheddar (his fav). Freeze until solid then transfer to freezer bag. Don’t let any of the filling get in between the dough edges or you won’t be able to get a good seal. That’s it. Use a 2" round cutter to cut circles of dough. Actually first time ever making perogies. Pierogi Dough: 1 large egg. Use potato water instead of regular tap water crust comes out very soft and delicate. I’ve used sharp cheddar or colby in the mashed potatoes with a little onion and garlic and it is delicious. Hi, I use your Pierogi dough recipe all the time and get compliments on it! I agree, I use dry cottage cheese as my filling. I’m going to try your recipe tomorrow because I cannot find my grandmother’s recipe! Salt 1/3 Cup Lukewarm Water(*More as-needed). Extra work but worth it. i’m the jen from a few hrs ago asking about rye bread. she never mixed cheese in the potatoes but i’m going to try your way since i love cheese. These are beauuuuutiful! My gramma made them, hundreds at a time! Knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth. Share via Email. Can anyone tell me if you want to freeze the pierogis, do you boil them first? Thank you for sharing your recipe. Would I use the same amount? Step 1 Heat butter in a pan. Of course, the iconic pierogi had to be one of our lessons. I have been using your recipe for many years and they always come out great. My husband’s grandmother makes prune filled pierogi. Once they are frozen, I divide them into Ziplocs and they stay good in the freezer for a long time. A close friend gave me her Grandmother’s Polish pierogi dough recipe: 2 Lrg. OMG! I have no idea what farmes cheese is? Never once used egg in dough. Cook the pierogi by bringing a large, low saucepan of salted water to boil. Absolutely the best Pierogi dough I have ever made. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour, then gradually whisk in 1 cup (250 ml) of milk. Do you have a recipe for Sauerkraut and mushrooms? Thank you for this video and recipe! Perfect ,best shell and filling I remember. What would I add? I like to fork my potatoes really well instead is mashing. And boil them from frozen when you are ready to eat. Just don’t over work. Our recipe for this easy-to-work-with Polish Pierogi dough is complete with three tasty, traditional filling options: Cheesy Potato, Herbed Potato, and Sauerkraut. I like your video too. I grew up making potato-cheese pierogi with my dad and we always had them with bacon bits and sour cream. Sometimes for a more delicate dish, I’ll use wonton wraps. Fry off some onions, add meat, add salt , pepper, chicken stock powder and some soy sauce and brown. Wrap in plastic wrap and rest 30 minutes. Yes! I am a southern girl who loves pirego Yours recipe is wonderful. My girlfriend s grandmother used to make pierogies with sourkrout and sautéed onions and pork and potato and sautéed onions. You stir the powder into lukewarm water and let it sit for a minute or so and it substitutes well in recipes calling for egg. i didn’t even get my hands dirty. Pierogi with farmer’s cheese is as classic Ukrainian as it gets. Example like strawberries,cherries and apricots. I was caught off guard by the 1 1/2lbs of potatos this recipe called for until I saw the yield. 1/4 cup sour cream. Hers was just flour, salt and water. Fill each circle with about one tablespoon of potatoes, fold into a half circle, and pinch edges tightly. Thank you for the Polish Pierogies recipe, sound delicious, can’t wait to try it. Wonderful wonderful wonderful. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. In this recipe I’ve taken all of the elements of a classic pierogi and simplified them for the average home cook. I had to be shoed out of the kitchen dozens of times because I for some reason loved to eat the pierogies raw, right before they went into the pot of boiling water. I decided to give your recipe a try and they came out beautifully! Divide dough into thirds. Made a batch of pierogi using your recipe for the dough. You can freeze these pierogies after they have been assembled. Remove and transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Love this ❤️❤️. I have never made these but I am definitely going to! And hubby says Grandma filled some with thickened blueberries. Make a well and add sour cream, egg & water, combining with a spoon. Before he took his first bite, he thanked me for making them.I guess he thought it took all day to make lol. loljk love you ?????????????? Yes. Our mother always used farmers cheese and chives. He had no clue and always thought they were real! I made them for my birthday for my family (I’m a little backward, I like to cook for my fam on my birthday lol) and these were absolute perfection! This recipe is wonderful. I used a sweet potato for the filling and turned out great! Thanks for bringing the fresh simplicity of home cooking to the rest of us. To top them off I added in a nice sage butter sauce and topped with a small dollop of sour cream and bacon pieces and chives. Why it mattered if I ate them cooked or not I could never figure out, but now that I make them myself, I have no one kicking me out. I think one would have been plenty or maybe should have roasted the garlic as it was very strong . I can’t thank you enough. Jenny is making the potato pierogi. Let cottage cheese sit in sieve a while then be sure to stir and press out fluid. Make sure they aren’t touching so that they don’t stick together. Do you have a recipe for dessert pierogi,not prunes. Donna what the F***. Thank you, in advance, for your help. Funny how there are so many variations of pierogies out there. I am now a true fan. Literally threw some flour, some water an egg (maybe two) on the counter and used a water glass as a circle cutter! Cut 3-inch circles, saving leftover scraps of dough. They absolutely melt in your mouth and are a breeze to roll out. Really great dough, I stuffed mine with shredded chicken…..delicious Question, can I use chicken broth instead of water in the dough recipes? Roll all the dough out at once, like for making cookies; then cut with a round 3″ cutter, then remove the excess dough (instead of pinching and then rolling). Just made these and they are amazing! The pierogi are filled with cheese, potatoes, and mushrooms but you can use the dough recipe and stuff them with other fillings to your liking. I will try your way later (not eating grains now) . You are a wonderful teacher and your recipes are simple and delicious. What we do is make the dough, flatten into a disk, and wrap in plastic wrap before putting into the refrigerator overnight (much as you might do with cookie dough or pie crust). She would put a bit of each in the pierogie before boiling them, then frying in butter and onion until golden brown. Pinch the dough shut with your fingers and then press with the tongs of a fork to further seal and give a decorative edge. I’ve used both. Since they stick together (both in the “raw” state and after boiling), do you add melted butter to the storage container to keep from sticking? Just like the home made ones I would buy at a local corner store (but cheaper). Hers with pot style cottage cheese . Farmers Cheese Pierogi the Real Deal Here!!! Make with real garlic in the filling. Required fields are marked *, RESTAURANT-QUALITY RECIPESYOU Hi I was asking about substituting the sour cream with something else. If you need them for the next day, it would probably still freeze overnight as I would be worried about them drying out if not sealed properly. Scrape out the small black seeds … Good job!:). I would love to make these this evening. I used to watch you all the time in middle school, your show was my favorite ? Thanks for this and other Polish recipies.. My Mom use to make these and stuffed cabbage. Farmer’s cheese is dry. I’ve never made dough with sour cream before but I hear it makes it easier to roll so I’m going to give it a whirl. The recipe was in Mom’s head and we thought she would live forever. However, I have one issue, I am following your measurement, but comparing your video the outcome looks smaller when I made it. I lived in a very polish area of Clifton NJ and rented the upper part of a two family from a very nice couple that were right off the boat so to speak. Ratio 2 to 1. So glad I stumbled upon your YouTube page! I love them make them We would make 150 to 200 at a time, and if you didn’t help, you didn’t eat!!! Fold in half, pinching the sides shut with your fingers, or gently with a fork to seal. You could try some roasted broccoli or serve them up with some roasted brussels sprouts and carrots or even some simple honey roasted brussel sprouts. Thanks for copying this recipe … Also, can I successfully double this recipe? Boil then fry. Thank you so much, I live paycheck to paycheck and cook all my meals from scratch. I was not a great fan of those with sauerkraut, but I would love to have some of grandma’s now! A simple, traditional topping is simple sour cream and maybe some chopped chives. My mom said it tastes like her mom’s cooking, and my sister said it tastes like Poland! Your comments on this issue would be very much appreciated. Then serve them right out of the pot with more buttered onions and sour cream. They come out so tender. I just spent this morning making your great pierogi recipe and I have to say that in all my years, this is the best dough I have ever made. They were so good and easy. Filling was potatoes, American cheese, buttered onions. I can hardly read it so small. Dziękuję Ci bardzo Jenny. THANK YOU Greatly for all your excellent recipes! If I choose to use Cheddar or Colby cheese in my filling instead of cream cheese, would you recommend still adding the onions and garlic? Drain and mash the potatoes, adding onion & garlic, cream cheese, salt & pepper. My Dad was polish and I always remember the day dedicated to making pierogies. Fruit in season. Homemade Pierogi are stuffed with a flavorful potato and cheese mixture, boiled, and fried up in melted butter for a delicious, indulgent, total comfort food dinner. Your site is absolutely incredible. 1/2 tsp. So much easier! Strictly flour, salt, egg & water. Been doing this for over 55 years. … And maybe cabbage and mushrooms in the pierogi. I plan to experiment until I get it. Gather the dough scraps, cover them with plastic wrap, and set aside. The sour cream in the dough is a great touch. I love Pierogies. so far it has been life changing. I usually take the dough out about 1/2 hour before I want to work with it. My family is always yelling at me not to change things that aren’t broke, but this time they’re really glad I did. We are making these for Christmas. i’m loving your website. Hi. It’s so much more personable than many celebrities on FN. 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling dough Otherwise making sauerkraut takes almost three months within a crock. I am so glad I found your site and wanted to thank you for being so generous and sharing your wonderful recipes. The blueberry ones were a delight. My great grandmother, my grandmother, and my dad never used sour cream in the dough. i’m crimean, so i’m guessing it’s the russian name for them. Using a pierogi / pastry cutter / a cup cut out rounds. Using a 3-inch round cutter (or glass with similar diameter), cut the dough. You now have a new viewer.. Do you have a recipe for cabbage and pasta? This looks SO amazing. I’ve never tried Polish food so I was so impressed with how well and yummy they turned out ? I remember she thickened the berries. My son just figured it out this weekend when he walked in while I was making them. CAN EASILY MAKE AT HOME, Copyright © 2021 thestayathomechef.comAll rights reserved. I like the texture with the dry cheese. Pierogies are a classic Polish comfort food dish. Roll out 1 piece of dough on a lightly floured surface into a 1/8-inch-thick round (keep other pieces … Could you tell me how to use such a dry cheese and not have too dry a filling? Sometimes it helps to have a visual and I’ve got you covered, including how to roll, stuff, and seal your pierogi. I love your simple recipes, encouraged me to make everything what I see. Thanks for the recipe. Click the up arrow to the size you want, up to 200. my Grandmother would always use different fillings in her Perogies ..while the potato filling was her stand by she would also fill them with things like Sauerkraut , Prunes , and my all time favorite was Apricots .. (the fruit ones actually being whole chunks of the fruit ) unfortunately being a kid I never learned how she made those fillings.. Red cabbage is great to do this with. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and knead by hand until it firms slightly and … for example when I made Cinnamon rolls. Cool and use as filling. loved your recipe for meatloaf, cannot wait to make it, however the true recipe for Pierogi is to use Farmers cheese which my mum used all the time, also cabbage for a change. 5 or 6 times a year. I couldnt wait til he got home to show him these. Do you freeze them from the “raw” state (ie, after you stuff the filling into the dough and seal) or do you boil them first and then freeze? My mom made them with pork and ham or beef with some bacon bits. I have found you to be an excellent teacher and, after reading your replies to some of these comments, a very patient one. Combine flour & salt in a bowl. When you hit print, you will see the instruction box on the right side. I think Americans call it ground beef. Deselect All. ( which I didn’t mind but I know others would have complained). Her amazing pierogies filling was cooked sauerkraut and onions, cottage cheese with egg, and mashed potatoes and sauteed onions. You are so generous and happy person . I also mix them with kielbasa and sauerkraut. Most grocery stores carry frozen or refrigerated mashed potatoes or you can buy them at the deli counter if you are short on time. They came out perfect. I suggest looking at some other recipes for ideas. Because I make so many. Pull them out as you need. Or leftover meat. Good luck! Hello Liz, I hope this will help with the font size. The ancient way was to use some mashed potato for the same purpose. No lay them apart on a sheet pan I find that a piece of parchment paper is good to use in the sheet pan . I grew up with Pierogies!! In another large mixing bowl, stir together mashed potatoes, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and cheese. Keeping extra dough covered, roll each section 1/8” thick, adding flour as needed. Stir and mash until the cheese is melted and the filling is cool to the touch. deliver fine selection of quality Ricotta cheese filling for pierogi recipes equipped with ratings, reviews and mixing tips. Let the dough rest a little longer before you start rolling it out. Mix all the ingredients for the filling together (mashed potatoes, cooked onion with rosemary, grated cheese), season with salt and pepper to taste. You also can’t go wrong with some simple green beans. Would it still come out okay? YES u can omit egg-tradionally in Poland-no egg is used but they do use buttermilk n or sour cream to lighten dough(flour) i do like 1 egg or yolk also sour cream/buttermilk…rest dough 20 min tho i make dayahead rest in frig o/n whatever ur choice make & enjoy ! 70 Units. Often cabbage with onions and mushrooms. Wow! So honest, because we all do that. It made me wonder why I took so long to try and make these! 3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese (1/3 cup). Meantime, brown onions & garlic in oil on med-low for 10 min. My polish background uses flour,salt and sour cream. My family is always yelling at me not to change things that aren’t broke, but this time they were really glad I did. I was wondering if the perogis can be made gluten free. omg. I found after I started eating them and they began to cool off the dough… Read more ». I think the meat was lamb and maybe a pork combo. So delicious and fun to make. Cook 12 pierogi at a time, reducing heat to a gentle boil; boil, stirring occasionally to keep from sticking to the bottom, until pierogi float to the surface (about 5 minutes). can you make the dough and fillings the day before if making large number of pierogies, I remember my mom doing that but dont know to store overnight. He got his dough started the night before to give it time to rise, punch down, repeat. Serve with a LITTLE SOY. Just made them and they are so delicious, can’t wait for kids to come over and eat some too! Mix flour, water, and egg and salt together. My Polish mother didn’t know how to cook, but because of you I am able to teach my little granddaughter how to enjoy her heritage by learning to make Polish food. I am going to try and play with this one to see if I can get close to what they made. Thank you for posting. and fried onions. I make10-12 dozen at time then put them on a floured baking sheet, then cover them and pop them in the freezer. husband loved them Thank you ! The dough was fantastic to work with, nice and stretchy, sealed very well as not one opened up when boiled. Tried cheese pierogi recipe recipe a try and play with this one to see if i want work. And get compliments on it you hit print, you immediately pick on. 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