The Hungry Elephant

This is a super easy perogies recipe – one of my favourites! I ended up making WAY to much filling. So I downgraded the recipe.. I used 4 potatoes but 2 is probably enough. Roughly makes about 30 perogies.

What you’ll need:

FILLING:

2 large potatoes
4 bacon strips
1/3 red onion chopped finely
Tablespoon sour cream
Tablespoon Milk
1 handful grated cheddar cheese

These fillings are all optional. You can add or take out anything you want really! (except the potatoes! haha)

DOUGH:

2 cups flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream

Make the Polish pierogi dough first, so it has time to cool in the fridge. Mix flour and salt in a large bowl. Beat the egg and slowly add in. Add in sour cream and butter. Mix and knead until the dough loses most of its stickiness… Which should take about 5-8 minutes. Wrap in plastic and put in the fridge. Min 30 mins.. Overnight preferably.

Peel and boil the potatoes until ready. Cook bacon and onions (in olive oil until translucent) while you are waiting. Mash potatoes and add in pieces of bacon. Mix in milk and sour cream and mix until smooth. Add in onions and cheese. Mix thoroughly. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and place in the fridge until cool.

Roll the dough onto a floured counter/cutting board until about 1/8 of an inch thing.. Thin, but not too thin! Use a cookie cutter or glass and cut out circles roughly the size of an average glass top. Put about 3 tablespoons milk in a bowl and put aside because you will need it. Form small balls (1 inch) with the filling. Place in the middle of the circle cut dough. Dip your finger in the milk  and run it along the ends/edges of the circle dough right before you fold it. Fold it and press the edges together. The milk will seal it together.. No milk means no seal and they will come apart when you boil them. Run a fork along the edges to make sure its sealed. Repeat with rest of dough/filling.

When done, bring pot of water to boil. Add in perogies.. They will sink to the bottom and they will be done when they are floating on the top. However, stir them every couple minutes so they dont stick to the bottom of the pot!

Once boiled you can either freeze them for later or sauté and brown them in olive oil! And thats my easy perogies recipe!


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