Pierogi with cheese and potato filling (Pierogi Ruskie)

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The name is very confusing as even Polish people call them Russian Pierogi, but even if they are really from russian cuisine- they are at the same time VERY popular in Poland.

Ingredients:

Dough:  2 cups unbleached all purpose flour pinch of salt 2/3 cup of HOT water

Cheese-Potato Filling 1 1/2 c. cooked potatoes 1/2 c. Farmers cheese 1/2 c. minced onion Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Filling:

Mash potatoes (without milk and butter) and mix well all ingredients

Dough:

Mix fast all ingredients in a large bowl with a knife and knead lightly in the bowl. Rest dough for one-half hour covered with a kitchen towel.When it is done, knead the dough a few times on a floured surface and roll out to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut out with a +/- 3-inch drinking glass.

Place a tablespoon full of filling in the middle of each dough circle. With floured hands, fold the dough over the filling, and, starting at one end of the resulting crescent, pinch the dough together to enclose the filling. As you pinch the dough closed, continuously work the filling into the pierogi with floured fingers.

To cook, drop the pierogies into rapidly boiling water for about 3 -4 minutes, removing them once they float. Make sure the pierogi dough is tightly sealed, or these little dumplings will come apart when boiled.

 

 

Comments (8)
  • Ed Bieniek  - The old fashion way to make pierogis
    At the age of 75 I can remember my Mom making these pierogi in the kitchen, as a kid I remember her making them with cottage cheese.

    Mr Ed
  • sally  -  pieroges.
    so glad i found this recipies . a polish lady gave me the recipies a while back but missed placed it i will make those for christmas . we love these.
  • sally  -  pieroges.
    so glad i found this recipies . a polish lady gave me the recipies a while back but missed placed it i will make those for christmas . we love these.
  • Sandi Snyder  - My Nana
    We used the cottage cheese to. She is no longer alive. I nned a recipe. Help Cyndi.

    Thanks,
    Sandi
  • Anonymous
    Hey Sandi. Thank you for visiting our site. Are you asking for potato-cheese piergoi recipe? If you live in US the best is to use Farmers Cheese. I have never done it with cottage cheese nor my family and friends in Poland. Please let me know if we are talking about the same. Thanks- Publisher.
  • Cyndi
    My Grammom a Polish woman cooked and drained potatoes, saute onions in butter addd to potatoe, and also add cottage cheese,that was her potatoe filling for her piroges its how I make them they are so yummmy!!!
  • cooking_dad
    Don't use a mixer. Use a ricer to mix up the potatoes and pass all the potatoes through it, then add the cheese and whatever seasoning.
  • Cathy
    This is basically the same dough my family uses except we use ice cold water and some salt with the flour and sour cream its a very good dough
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