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Polish Pierogi Recipe

Polish Pierogi Recipe

I'm from a small town in New Jersey where a number of Polish immigrants-including my parents-settled. My mother was a great cook who taught my lots of Polish recipes. This one, which we also call Polish Lasagne, I've adapted to use in my catering business. It's a real crowd-pleaser!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:28 servings

Ingredients

  • DOUGH:
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup warm water
  • POTATO FILLING:
  • 3 medium potatoes, cooked, drained and mashed, about 1 pound
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • CHEESE FILLING:
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) 4% small curd cottage cheese, drained and patted dry
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter

Directions

  • 1. To make dough, mix flour, eggs, sour cream, salt and water (a little at a time). Knead dough until firm and elastic; cover with a bowl and let rest 10 minutes. For potato filling, prepare potatoes; set aside. For cheese filling, combine ingredients and mix. Divide dough into three parts. On floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thick; cut into 3-in. rounds with cutter. Place a small spoonful of filling in center of each round; fold and press edges together firmly to seal. Drop pierogi in simmering chicken bouillon with 1 teaspoon oil. Do not crowd. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring gently with wooden spoon to prevent sticking. Remove with slotted spoon; drain well. Saute onion and butter until golden. Place drained pierogi in casserole and pour onion/butter mixture over all. Garnish with brown mushrooms. Yield: 7 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3 each) equals 175 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 262 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.