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Judy's Homemade Pierogi Recipe

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Contributor:  
Judy Boulet

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Dough
• 7 ½ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling and dusting
• 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
• 2 whole eggs
• ⅓ cup sour cream
• 2 ½ to 3 cups room temperature water (I like to use the potato water)

Potato- Cheese Filling
• 4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 2 inch pieces
• 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
• ½ cup finely chopped onion (if desired)
• 1 teaspoon kosher salt
• 1 black pepper
• Ύ pound sharp cheddar cheese cubed

Directions:
Directions:
To make the filling, boil the potatoes in well salted water until tender. Drain and reserve 3 cups of potato water for dough. Throw the cubed cheese on top of the cooked potatoes and cover with a lid to melt the cheese. Mash the potatoes and cheese, add salt & pepper if needed and finely chopped onion if desired. Let cool to room temperature.

To make the dough, add the flour, egg, sour cream and ½ tsp salt to a food processor bowl. Turn on the food processor. Slowly pour in the potato water (you may not use all of the water) until the dough forms a ball and then turn off the food processor. Don’t over process!

Place the dough on a floured surface. Knead with floured hands. The dough should have the feel of pizza dough, elastic but not wet. If dough is too wet, just work in some flour Divide the dough in 3. Roll out one ball of dough to ⅛ inch thickness. Use a 3 inch (floured) biscuit cutter or glass then press into the rolled out dough to cut a circle. Place the dough round in your hand and spoon about a tablespoon or so of potato and cheese filling into the middle of the dough. Pull the dough over the filling and pinch the edges. Make sure the potato filling doesn’t squish out or it won’t seal properly. If the dough is dry, moisten a finger in water to help seal the edge. I seal them shut with the tines of a fork

Place pierogi on cookies sheet Cover with a towel so they don’t dry out. Continue to make the remaining pierogis. I usually make a bunch of rounds and cover them with a damp paper towel then stuff instead of doing one at time.

To cook the pierogis, place them in boiling salted water for about 8-10 minutes. The pierogis should rise to the surface of the water when they are finished cooking. You can eat them like this with sour cream or………

While the pierogis are boiling, slice an onion and fry in butter until soft (remove from pan). Fry a couple strips of bacon (or more if you live at my house) until browned and crisp. Toss the cooked pierogis in bacon, and bacon grease and lightly brown on both sides. Add onion back into the pan and toss all together. Serve with sour cream


Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
LOTS!
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Preparation Time:
This is a great afternoon project with friends and family
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I think it’s easiest to make the fillings ahead of time - even the day before you start to make the dough. The dough makes about 100 three-inch pierogies. The pierogies can be made ahead and frozen prior to boiling and frying. To do this, freeze flat on a cookie sheet and once frozen, divide into serving size and put in freezer bags then back into the freezer. When ready to use, follow process above to boil and fry

 

 

 

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