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Polish Food - 40 flavors of pierogies in the US


OP dunkles54
28 Oct 2010 #61
Well, what can I say. They took Buffalo Chicken Wings 15 years ago, and now every bar and restaurant has a wing night with tons of flavors. Why not pierog or pierogies??

We found there are traditionalists who prefer potato, cheese, sauerkraut, etc. and there are the adventurists who don't even know what a pierogi is, and will try a cheese steak pierogi or a spinach and cheese or even a bacon and egg.

Sometimes to succeed you need to come up with something different. So far for us, it's been good. Thanks for your interest.

now, what could be better than an authentic Polish pierogi dough recipe filled with something other than potato? Better than McD? Do you always make a sandwich with ham? Or do you change it up once in awhile with another type of meat? Nobody's twisting your arm to try it, but you could at least have an open mind. When I was in Poland I found you could eat anything you wanted........as long as it was pork! But there were a lot of McD's and KFC's around.
monika87 - | 55
28 Oct 2010 #62
Great, but can you tell me why would you have 40 varieties of pierogi?
We Poles can think of maybe four types, so what gives? Is America that bizzarre now? Are there jerked pierogies or pierogies ala mode?

what can I say - typical Americans +rolling eyes+
Teffle 22 | 1,321
28 Oct 2010 #63
Don't know why Poles are so precious about this.

Poland isn't exactly the first country to suffer from tenously associated food being described as authentic or traditional.

I can guarantee you that there are restaurants in Poland claiming to serve "authentic/traditional" Greek/Thai food that would make the average Mr Demos or Mr Boonliang weep with laughter.
Cardno85 31 | 976
28 Oct 2010 #64
I can guarantee you that there are restaurants in Poland claiming to serve "authentic/traditional" Greek/Thai food that would make the average Mr Demos or Mr Boonliang weep with laughter.

Exactly, same as in the UK you have plenty of Indian restaurants that are nothing like the food in India. Let's be honest, there is a market for authentic ethnic food, but it will never be as big as the market for what people percieve to be ethnic...hence why most restaurants in a city will have menus and dishes more suited to local palates.
jonni 16 | 2,485
28 Oct 2010 #65
Don't know why Poles are so precious about this.

Poland isn't exactly the first country to suffer from tenously associated food being described as authentic or traditional.

Yes, and pierogi are by no means exclusive to Poland - they exist throughout eastern and central Europe. There are however quite a few traditional flavours. Personally I can think of a couple of dozen types that are available in Warsaw. Almond and honey pierogis are good. My favourite are Pierogi Lwowskie, filled with something similar to Bolognese sauce.

On a similar note, I notice there's a new restaurant in Warsaw called "Ye Goode Foode". Sounds grizzly.
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #66
Okay heres a list of pierogi made by polish people have been asking around

plum
Smoked ham sausage and cheese
Mushroom
pork
bolognese
smoked chicken n cheese
Chilli and cheese
and about 2 dozen variations on the above

Made the plum ones absolutely delicious
convex 20 | 3,978
28 Oct 2010 #67
Chilli and cheese

Really? That sounds awesome.
jonni 16 | 2,485
28 Oct 2010 #68
Made the plum ones absolutely delicious

Blueberry are good too, and very traditional in summer.
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #69
Really? That sounds awesome

if u can cook ill send you a recipe
Bzibzioh
28 Oct 2010 #71
Made the plum ones absolutely delicious

Yes, they are delicious but they are called knedle, not pierogi. They are round shaped.
trener zolwia 1 | 939
28 Oct 2010 #72
now, what could be better than an authentic Polish pierogi dough recipe filled with something other than potato?.

It's all good, man. I think only the strict traditionalists are upset.
Your stuff sounds delicious and is certainly unusual. Next time I'm up that way I'll have to stop in and check you out.

Okay heres a list of pierogi made by polish people have been asking around

Are you saying that these are the traditional Polish pierogi flavors?
convex 20 | 3,978
28 Oct 2010 #73
Next time I'm up that way I'll have to stop in and check you out.

Which is a shame, any reason why you're not shipping them?
Bzibzioh
28 Oct 2010 #74
Are you saying that these are the traditional Polish pierogi flavors?

Mostly not. Traditional Polish are: ruskie (cottage cheese with potatoes), with meat, with sauerkraut & mushrooms. Some also consider as traditional pierogi with blueberries.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
28 Oct 2010 #75
My favourite are Pierogi Lwowskie, filled with something similar to Bolognese sauce.

That sounds amazing, I must try!
urszula 1 | 253
28 Oct 2010 #76
Maybe I'm alone on this one, but if you want to offer Polish food, it should be authentic.

But it's not Polish food, because it's called "pierogies". This is America not Poland. The Italians don't get mad when we put shrimp or anchovies on pizza. Polish people put ketchup on pizza.
pgtx 30 | 3,156
28 Oct 2010 #77
The Italians don't get mad when we put shrimp or anchovies on pizza.

maybe they do, how do you know that?
trener zolwia 1 | 939
28 Oct 2010 #78
The Italians don't get mad when we put shrimp or anchovies on pizza.

I get mad when someone puts yucky anchovies on my pizza! Dx

Polish people put ketchup on pizza.

That's just weird.
jonni 16 | 2,485
28 Oct 2010 #79
That sounds amazing, I must try!

I've just looked for a recipe but can't find one online. It needs to be a very dry bolognese sauce, for obvious reasons. They were a speciality of the Hotek Georges in Lwow back in the 1930s.

I get mad when someone puts yucky anchovies on my pizza! Dx

My ideal pizza is anchovies, capers and olives.

Polish people put ketchup on pizza. That's just weird.

I think so too, but in PL it's perfectly normal and waiters are often surprised if you don't want the ketchup.
Bzibzioh
28 Oct 2010 #80
My ideal pizza is anchovies, capers and olives.

The three things I hate the most (beside flaczki). So bitter tasting and salty. Tfu.
chefneedshelp 2 | 37
28 Oct 2010 #81
Are you saying that these are the traditional Polish pierogi flavors?

No i am saying that teh polish also experiment with there food not just the yanks
pgtx 30 | 3,156
28 Oct 2010 #82
let's just make it totally American friendly and create pierogi with mac&cheese... lol
Cardno85 31 | 976
28 Oct 2010 #83
The mac part with the pierogi dough might make it a bit too heavy. But with mac&cheese sauce only it might be quite nice.
trener zolwia 1 | 939
28 Oct 2010 #84
pierogi with mac&cheese

That sounds awesome! I'd try that! :D
pgtx 30 | 3,156
28 Oct 2010 #85
it might be quite nice.

That sounds awesome! I'd try that! :D

what is wrong with you people?!!!!! lol ;)
Bzibzioh
28 Oct 2010 #86
Americans *roll eyes* ;)
Cardno85 31 | 976
28 Oct 2010 #87
I'm not American...I just like cheese in all it's varieties...even mac&cheese sauce!!
Bzibzioh
28 Oct 2010 #88
I'm not American...

Ok, so I'm expanding my comment to "Brits and Americans" if it's making you happy :)

I just like cheese in all it's varieties...even mac&cheese sauce!!

... so Craft dinner it is!!!
ShawnHatWork
28 Oct 2010 #89
yucky orange-coloured fake cheese known as Velveeta

That is not real cheese. But I do love the strawberry periogi with sweetened sour cream for dessert.
Cardno85 31 | 976
28 Oct 2010 #90
... so Craft dinner it is!!!

I quite like processed cheese, it will never be as good a proper cheese, but on a sandwich when you have just woken up after a long night and need something before work it hits the spot.


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