Grammie’s Polish Pierogis

The Final Product:

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Broken and beginning to turn golden brown

The Process:

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Draining Cottage Cheese

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After the Boil

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Heather’s Rating: 9/10 – because we didn’t have the right cheese/enough of it! [my mistake]
Arthur’s Rating: 9/10

Average Score: 9/10

The Recipe:

Grammie’s Tip#1: Use…. 2 lbs cheese & make 2-3 batches dough….makes @ 27 pierogi
OR…..1 lb cheese & make 2 batches dough…..make @ 15 pierogi
**{for each pound of cheese use 2 eggs & 1 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper}

Step 1: Assemble Dough
One Batch:
– 3 cups Flour
– 1 cup Water
– 1 teaspoon Salt

Step 2: Assemble Inside
– 1 pound Farmer’s Cheese [in this case we strained the water out of cottage cheese SEE IN PICTURE ABOVE, but I didn’t strain it enough so it came out very slightly more gooey than it should have! Typical first time solo mistake]
– 2 Eggs
– 1 teaspoon Salt
– Pepper to cover the top layer of the mixture

Step 3: Roll out dough with a past machine. Bring the pasta through 3 times @ the first setting, then go to setting #4.

Step 4: Cut out circular shapes for the top and bottom of the pierogi out of whatever you have available – a bowl, can… the size is to your preference.
Collect the scrap dough and feed it back into the pasta machine.
Repeat Steps 3 & 4 until you run out of dough!

Step 5: Fill and Shut the Pierogis
Place about one or two teaspoons of cheese/egg mixture into the first circle.
Layer another circle pasta cutout on top of the cheese/egg mixture and the first circle cutout.
Press the circumference of the circle with a fork to seal the rim (and make a cute design).

Step 6: Boil, Freeze, and/or Cook
Now, bring a pan of water to a boil and put the pierogis in one (or however many fit) at a time.
Boil for 5 minutes and let cool.

Grammie’s Tip #2: Once the pierogis cool, you can ziplock them and freeze them for a later date! Just unfreeze and follow the next step and they’re still fresh

Before eating, just put enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan and cook either side of the boiled pierogi.
Then EAT, EAT, EAT!!

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