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Polish polskie pierogi recipe (prepared at home)

23 Nov 2005 #1
I like Polish pierogi (or polskie pierogi). Is it difficult to prepare it on my own at home? Any ideas ladies? :) Thanks,

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23 Nov 2005 #2
If you live in a Polish neighbourhood I'm sure you'll find a shopping center that sells pierogi and kielbasa. If not, I'm also hoping to get a quick tutorial on how to do it :)
24 Nov 2005 #3
the polish are very easy to make them basicly you need to have only flou water and eggs thats all, plus stuffing wharever you want/potato, cabbage...
annab 6 | 23
24 Nov 2005 #4

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
3 lbs potatoes
2 lbs farmer cheese
1 med. onion
3 lbs flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 gal water for boiling
2 cups lukewarm water for dough
some bacon or sour cream

Peal and boil potatoes until cooked, drain water, make mashed potatoes, and cool down. In the meantime, finely chop the onion and fry with oil until golden, cool down. In a sizeable bowl, combine mashed potatoes, farmer cheese, onion, salt and pepper to taste. Mix all ingredients well until evenly creamy.

Pour flour on molding board, make a cone with a hole in the center, pour lukewarm water in the hole and knead until smooth and elastic. It should feel sticky, but not too thin and not sticking to hands. Some water or flour may be added if necessary. Once dough is ready take a quarter of it at the time to work with and place the rest of it in a sealed container to prevent from drying.

Sprinkle the molding board with a very thin layer of flour; roll the dough with rolling-pin until about 1/8' thick. Cut out circles with a cup or glass. Put a tablespoon of filling in each circle and fold the circle over the filling. Seal the edges by pressing them together to keep the filling inside. Place sealed pierogi in boiling water and stir gently to prevent from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Boil for about 5-10 minutes - until the pierogi surface then drain and sprinkle with vegetable oil to prevent from sticking.

Serve with sour cream or finely chopped and fried bacon.




25 Nov 2005 #5
WOW - Thanks (back to cooking :up:)..
15 Dec 2005 #6
WoW thanks so much annab haha im 16 years old , junior at conant high and im 100% polish and im doing a project for american studies and really couldn't remember how to make the potato filling .... thanks so much
annab 6 | 23
5 Jan 2006 #7
You are most welcome! Enjoy your Polish meal and share some recipes with us!
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9 Feb 2006 #8
my aunty Halina makes the best pierogi and said she learnt from russian grandmother

if they are boiled first then fried in good quality butter makes all the difference
9 Feb 2006 #9
I would like to see more recipes please:

Pampushke, Kapushniak, Borstch, Makiewnik, Holubchi, etc.

Please include the little stories with the recipes: How you remember your parents or grandparents when they made these foods...

Thanks, :)

20 Mar 2006 #10
Well, I guess no one is interested in the above... So, I've purchased a book, (Polish Kitchen", and perhaps you would like a recipe... However, you still have to give a story... Please try to be grammatically correct... :)

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31 May 2006 #11
Please keep you recipies coming, my father was a very good Polish cook, but sadly he died 5 years ago, I miss the Polish food so much, does anyone have an Easy recipe for Bigos
bossie 1 | 123
29 Jun 2006 #12
I haven't ever cooked bigos, but if I may have a piece of advice, include all the kinds of meat you can think of, from sausage and bacon to beef. Small pieces, but make all the difference. Apart from that you need loads of sour cabbage and cumin. That's all I know.

Family story? One of my grandmothers includes bigos in the Christmas Eve meal. Every year the same story then... :)
OP Guest
29 Jun 2006 #13
There's no better meal than one prepared at home...
wozzy 8 | 206
28 Jul 2006 #14
Don't we all just love Pierodgi....Try this for the filling.

Precook and season a small amount of pork mince, mix with Chineese spring roll vegitables, you know finely sliced cabage, Bamboo shoots, onion and grated carrot. Fill your pastry and boil as usual, and its always best fried the day after.
28 Oct 2006 #15
That's how my Polish mother made them. . After the boiling, she fried them in butter and chopped onions just until they were browned on both sides. Wonderfully delicious!!
13 Nov 2006 #16
okay, i have never seen anyone make pierogi's they way my little polish grandpa does, but his pierogi's are better than any I have ever tasted. The filling contains cottage cheese, ground beef, sour kraut, polish sausage, and bacon. I couldnt tell you the mesurements or anything like that. i know how it looks and how it should taste. But let me tell you......its fantastic!!!!! my mom and i spend two days making the dough, filling and pierogi every year around christmas time. i could eat the filling with a fork (and i have.) if anyone is up for trying it out let me know how you like it. just make sure to drain the sour kraut and cottage cheese well.
Rzeka - | 10
7 Mar 2007 #17
Mar 7, 07 [10:22] - Attached on merging:

Can anybody give me a recipe for pierogi? i heard it's tasty... :)

hmmm.. how about any recommended site for polish recipes? .... dziekuje!
Tamara 9 | 202
7 Mar 2007 #18
Hi - just a google search will turn up hundreds of recipes
7 Mar 2007 #19


3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons sour cream, buttermilk, or plain yogurt
1 cup water (more if required)
butter or oil
salt and pepper

More here:
Rzeka - | 10
7 Mar 2007 #20

thank u thank u.. :)
4 Apr 2007 #21

If the polish word for cabbage is Kapusta, then what is the polish word for sour kraut?
ArturSzastak 3 | 593
4 Apr 2007 #22
*KFASHNA* Kapusta (I can't spell in Polish, so I sounded it out for you)

I think thats it....I could be wrong. :)
chase5 2 | 17
16 Jul 2007 #23
if anyone is up for trying it out let me know how you like it

sounds tasty im gonna try this out i will let ya know how it turns out i do have to let ya know ive not tried making dough very often so we will see what happens :)
Zgubiony 15 | 1,554
16 Jul 2007 #24
then what is the polish word for sour kraut?

25 Jul 2007 #25
7 Dec 2007 #26
sour kraut=kiszona kapusta or kwasna kapusta
RJ_cdn - | 267
7 Dec 2007 #27
Friend of mine makes excellent (best I ever had) pierogi. Her secret is in her dough. She does not use water at all in her recipe, just sour cream.
krysia 23 | 3,058
7 Dec 2007 #28
Her secret is in her dough. She does not use water at all in her recipe, just sour cream.

haha, and you gave the secret away!!!
RJ_cdn - | 267
7 Dec 2007 #29
So I did. Well, I am sure she would not mind. :)
11 Dec 2007 #30
Thought i would share these here with you: (its in polish though some understanding is needed)

and a DIY video on making it available here:

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