Jun 24, 2009

Perogies


I know the perogies are inexpensive and could be found in any supermarket. But they are very easy and fun to make. I always make some extra ( double the recipe ) and freeze them for a future use. My boys love them with a little butter parmesan and fresh chopped herbs.


Dough

All purpose flour 2 1/3 cups
Cooking oil 2 tbsp
Water ( or more if needed) 3/4 cups
Salt 1/2 tsp

Filling

Warm mashed potatoes 1 1/2 cups
Grated medium cheddar cheese 1 cup
Butter 2 tbsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1/8 tsp
Fresh herbs 2 tsp (optional)


In a large mixing bowl. Combine and mix well all four ingredients. And the dough comes together turn on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth(about 4 minutes). Return to the bowl let rest for 20 minutes.

For the filling.

In a separate mixing bowl mix together all the ingredients for the filling.


Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and roll out about 1.5 mm thin. Cut into 2 1/2 inch (6.4 cm ) circle with a biscuit cutter. Knead the scrapes together and roll out again and cut until all the dough is used.


Place filling in the center of each circle fold and seal. Transfer on a lightly floured baking sheet and keep cover ( so won't dry ) until all are made.


Drop by batches into a large pot of boiling water. Stir with wooden spoon to keep from sticking to bottom. Boil 3 or 4 minutes. They will float to the top and puffed up when cooked.
Remove with slotted spoon to large bowl. Add melted butter toss gently so they won't stick together.
Serve with your favorite sauce.


Enjoy!

8 comments:

s. stockwell said...

This one is perfect to make for children! and we all love them. nice photos and good recipe. thanks, s

Laura said...

My pleasure, S. yes we all do love perogies. that's way I make double the recipe and freeze some.

Bergamot said...

This is something new for me... I would like it with some spicy tomato basil sauce :-)

Laura said...

Spicy tomato basil sauce? Sounds great! If you make your own I'm interested in the recipe.

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

I can't tell you how many perogies my family ate growing up. I've never made them from scratch but you've inspired me to try. Thanks for sharing!!

Laura said...

Hello CaptnRachel, perogies are a must in my family, the beauty of making them from scratch is you can fill them with whatever you like, the sky is the limit.

EverydayMama said...

So glad I found you on FoodBuzz, I've already bookmarked a bunch of your recipes.

I've been wanting to make my own Perogies, I'll just have to give these a try one day :)

Laura said...

Once you have the home made ones, you wont go back to the store bought. Plus are really fun to make, especially if the kids get involved.

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