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How to make perogies

Perogies, also spelled pierogies, are a common East Slavic dish that is enjoyed in many different cultures around the world. And what’s not to love? Dumplings of dough stuffed with potatoes and the filling of your taste… Boiled, fried, baked.  I don’t care how they’re cooked, I love them all!

And despite what a lot of people might think, perogies are pretty easy to make. And it can be a nice change from pizza or spaghetti night.

Here’s how you make them:

  • To make the dough, combine 2 cups of flour and a few pinches of salt, then mix in a beaten egg. Add a ¼ cup of margarine and ½ cup of sour cream and mix well until you get a doughy consistency. I suggest wrapping your dough in plastic wrap and putting it in the fridge for a few hours to get it nice and cool. (You might want to do this step the night before).
  • Next, make your filling. And this is the fun part because you can make whatever you want! Start by making mashed potatoes and blend in some sundried tomatoes, cheese, chives, garlic, meat, anything!
  • Next, grab your dough and roll it out. Use a cookie cutter to make about 16 large-ish perogies. Spoon some filling in the centre of each circle and fold over to make a sealed pocket.
  • Pop each perogi in boiling water for no more than a few minutes each, or until they float to the surface. Keep stirring to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  • Next, melt butter in a pan and add the cooked perogies. Toss until they’re nice and warm, and serve with sour cream and caramelized onions.
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