Potatoes are such a delicious and versatile food and as you probably know, they can be transformed into much more than french fries. One of my favorite ways to cook with potatoes is to create Polish dumplings (otherwise known as perogies) made with unleavened dough, then masterfully filled with sweet or savory ingredients.
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What is a Perogie?
Perogies are most well-known for being stuffed with a combination of potatoes and cheese, or a variety of meat. The dumplings are then boiled and sometimes pan-fried before serving. The fun thing about pierogies is that they can be enjoyed as an appetizer, main dish or even the perfect side dish to any meal!
Related: Michael Symon’s Pierogi Lasagna
Making perogies is not difficult, but many who learned to make them in Poland did not learn to make them from a recipe. Instead, they learned the process by watching family members as they put them together and passed the recipe down by demonstration.
How to Make Perogies
A few important tips about making perogies is to ensure you knead the dough really well and give the dough proper time to rest. The dough should be soft and pliable before creating these delicious, crescent-shaped dumplings. In order for you not to be intimidated by the process, we have compiled a collection of 25 easy perogie recipes that include step-by-step instructions, exact measurements and the best practices for preparing them.
Just in case you didn’t know, savory pierogis can come stuffed with sweet potatoes, plump with venison and since it’s fall, we can’t fail to suggest pumpkin as a dumpling flavor. But the Blueberry Stuffed Pierogi in this roundup sounds like it’s worth making (and enjoying) for sure—at least once!
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Megan is the content creator behind Pip and Ebby. She loves preparing and eating delicious food, but what she truly loves is this: making your life easier. Creating recipes that make things easier, yummier, healthier or more colorful or inspiring for you is what keeps her moving in the kitchen. On her blog you’ll find comfort food, meals that can be put together quickly and a ton of great Instant Pot and slow cooker meals, as well as show-stopping desserts.