|Homemade Polish pierogies.|
My dear friend, Marta Boguska from Poland, is a great cook, and she frequently brings us "goodies" that she has made from authentic Polish recipes. We are so fond of pierogies that the other day she came to the house and made a batch for us. I watched in hopes that I could learn to make them, but there is definitely an art to it and I didn't do too well.
Here she is mixing the dough, rolling it, and then cutting out little pastries that will be filled with good things.
|Mixing the dough from flour, eggs, water and salt.|
|Rolling out the dough.|
|Cutting out the pastries and filling them with the potato mixture.|
She filled these pierogies with a potato, cheese, onion mix---one of our favorites.
|Adding Farmer's cheese to the potatoes and onions.|
|The potato, cheese, onion filling.|
The mixture goes into the pastry and the pastry edges are pinched together.
|Pierogies ready to cook.|
The little dumplings are dropped into boiling water for just a few minutes until done.
|Simmering the dumplings.|
After simmering, the pierogies are placed in cold water to stop the cooking and then drained.
|Pierogies placed in cold water to stop cooking.|
They are often served with fresh dill garnishes.
|Ready to eat with pepper and dill and a side of cole slaw.|
|Left overs ready to freeze.|
The leftovers can be frozen, and cooked in a bit of olive oil until brown on each side.
Marta's homemade pierogies are so much better than the frozen ones available at the grocery, and if you live in the Raleigh area and are honing for some homemade pierogies, she would be happy to make some for you. Just let me know and I can put you in touch with her.