The Perogi, also spelled Pierogi, is a beloved dish that has been around for centuries, with its origin dating all the way back to the 9th century in Poland. In the beginning, the perogi was considered a simple peasant food, made from leftover scraps of dough, boiled potatoes, and cheese. Over the years, the recipe for the perogi has evolved to become an incredibly popular dish in many countries around the world.
The perogi is made from dough that is filled with a variety of ingredients including potatoes, cheese, meat, cabbage, mushrooms, and even fruit. The dough is then formed into a variety of shapes such as circles, squares, or crescents. The perogi is then boiled, then either fried or baked.
The perogi is a staple in the Polish culture, and is served at celebrations, weddings, and other important events. It can also be found in grocery stores and restaurants around the world. In the United States, the perogi is a popular dish served in diners, pizzerias and even some fast food restaurants.
Making perogies in your own kitchen is a great way to enjoy this delicious dish at home. Here is a recipe for making great perogies in your own kitchen.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup butter
- 4 cups mashed potatoes
- 2 cups shredded cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- Large bowl
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutter
- Slotted spoon
- Frying pan
- In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add the water and butter and mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough until it is 1/8-inch thick. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter or a glass.
- Place a spoonful of the mashed potatoes and shredded cheese in the center of each circle. Fold the dough in half and press the edges to seal.
- In a large pot of boiling water, add the perogies and cook for 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- In a large frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add the perogies and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden brown.
- Serve the perogies with additional melted butter, sour cream and chopped parsley.
This recipe makes enough perogies for six servings. Enjoy!
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