Polish Pierogi

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Discover the heartwarming flavors of Eastern Europe with this authentic Pierogi recipe. These dumplings, a Polish culinary staple, combine a tender dough filled with a savory potato and cheese mixture, creating a comforting and satisfying dish perfect for any occasion.

Preparation Time: 1 hour
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serving: 6 people

Ingredients:

  • For the Dough:
    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 large egg
    • 3/4 cup water
  • For the Filling:
    • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 tablespoons butter
  • For Serving:
    • Sour cream
    • Chopped fresh chives

Method:

  1. Make the Dough: In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center, add the egg and gradually mix in the water until a dough forms. Knead on a floured surface until smooth. Cover with a cloth and let rest while you make the filling.
  2. Prepare the Filling: Boil the potatoes until tender. Mash them and then mix in the cheddar cheese, onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Assemble the Pierogi: Roll out the dough thinly and cut out rounds with a cookie cutter. Place a spoonful of filling on each round, fold the dough over, and seal the edges.
  4. Cook the Pierogi: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pierogi in batches and cook until they float to the surface, about 3-4 minutes. Drain and then pan-fry in butter until golden.
  5. Serve: Serve the pierogi hot with sour cream and sprinkle with chives.

Notes:

  • You can experiment with different fillings, such as sauerkraut, minced meat, or fruits for dessert pierogi.
  • Ensure the edges of the pierogi are well-sealed to prevent the filling from leaking out during cooking.

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: 325.43 kcal
  • Protein: 10.98 g
  • Fat: 10.97 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.86 g

This calculation provides an approximate idea of the nutritional content for a single serving of Pierogi, assuming the recipe serves 6 people. Pierogi are a comforting, filling dish, with a balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fat, making them a satisfying meal option. Keep in mind that these values can vary based on the exact ingredients and their quantities

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