Monday, June 18

Homemade Plump Perogies

In my opinion, perogies are the ultimate comfort food.
And homemade, fresh perogies are simply out of this world!
Sure it takes more work than boiling a bag of those frozen store bought ones, but the payoff is colossal.

Believe me, make these babies one day when you feel like spoiling yourself, and you're in for a real  treat : )

Read on for the how to...

Homemade Plump Perogies

2 Tbsp butter
1 onion, sliced
sour cream to serve with perogies

3 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup water
4 tsp vegetable oil

1 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup finely chopped onion
1 cup mashed potatoes
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

To make the dough: 
combine flour & salt. Beat together egg, water & oil, then add to flour. Mix until the dough comes together in a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add more flour, if it's too dry add a little more water.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead a few times, until just smooth. Cut the dough in half, and wrap each in plastic wrap. Leave aside for 30 minutes.

For the filling:
In a frying pan, heat butter over medium heat and cook onion until soft. Transfer to a bowl and mix  with mashed potatoes, cheese, salt & pepper.

Roll out one half of the dough on a floured surface to 1/16th of an inch (1.5mm) thickness. Use a 3 inch round cutter to cut dough into circles.

Place a generous tsp of filling inside a dough round, moisten the edge of one half of the round with water, fold in half and press/crimp edges to seal them shut. Place on a tray and cover with a damp towel.
Repeat with remaining dough rounds, and other half of dough. 
(do not pile uncooked perogies on top of each other or they may stick together irreversibly!)

Prepare a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook perogies in batches (to avoid them sticking together) until they float to the top... about 2 minutes. Drain in a colander.

In a large frying pan, saute onion in butter until browned. Add a batch of perogies and cook on each side to brown/crisp up slightly.
Serve warm with sour cream : )


Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

I've never had perogies but that picture is making me absolutely crave them.

Tiffany Kadani said...

Oh goodness! I could go for a whole plate of these right now! Your food and photography needs to go into a book.

sweet harvest moon said...


Anonymous said...

Wow! Those look really amazing!

Margie Oomen said...

i am suddenly so so hungry

Vanessa said...

Your perogies look delicious!
I love when my Mom makes them for me..yum yum!

Linn @ The Home Project said...

These look awesome! I've been on a quest to find homemade "fast food" recipes. In other words: food to make that freezes and defrosts well, without too much hassle. I think this might be a winner. This looks absolutely delicious!