February 22, 2010

Homemade Pierogis...

Recipe and photo by cuckooking.blogspot.com

I concocted this recipe due to an overload of leftover mashed potatoes. 

  • That's Leftover mashed potatoes. You can also add chopped onion, cheese, etc. to the mashed potatoes.
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, or as needed for frying
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c milk ( or water)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c onion, julienne cut
  • 1/2 c green pepper, julienne cut


Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil.

Meanwhile, combine the flour, egg, milk (or water) and salt and knead on lightly floured surface.  Roll the dough to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a drinking glass, cut out circles in the dough.

Spoon approx 1 tbsp of leftover mashed potatoes in center of each circle. Lightly moisten edges of circles with water and fold circles in half. Seal with the tines of a fork.

Boil 5 of the pierogis at a time in the water for approximately 4 minutes or until they rise to the top, stirring slowly to prevent bursting.  Remove the pierogis with a slotted spoon, place in colander and rinse with cold water until cool.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion and green pepper and cook for 5 minutes.  Add the pierogis and cook until golden brown and crispy.


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