Friday, April 15, 2011

Momma P's Polish Perogies

A friend's mother came to visit this past weekend and I got to learn how to make traditional polish perogies with them. Polish food is something I still don't quite understand just because I've never really had much of it. But nothing beats homemade polish food from your friend's momma.

4 cups of flour, unsifted
6 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sour cream
5 tablespoons melted butter/margarine

Cottage cheese
Shreaded Velveeta cheese or mild cheddar
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Mix all perogie skin ingredients together either by hand until formed into a ball or with a stand mixer with a dough hook.

2. Roll flat and fill with cottage cheese mixture. You can make the perogies as large or small as you'd like.

3. Fold skin over.  We used a cup to cut the shapes into the half moon perogies.

4. Use the prongs of the fork to make pretty hash marks. Make sure they are tightly sealed otherwise the cheese will try to escape.

5. Boil perogies for 10 minutes.

6. When ready to eat, perogies are cooked in a pan with some butter and sliced onions.

7. Remaining boiled perogies can be packed and frozen for future meals.

The filling was cheesy, but mild and creamy. The skin was chewy, but tender. Pretty good for a polish food novice.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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