Family Recipe Friday – Pierogies

Pierogies after boiling, and frying in butter with onions.

This holiday we tried out a new pierogie maker, called Hunky Bill’s Perogie Maker with great success! Here’s the link for more information:

My son-in-law, Jack, and I decided to try to make a batch of potatoe cheese Pierogies and see if it was easier using this gadget than making them by hand. At the end of the batch we had 40 perfect packets of pierogies!

Reading the recipe.
With my son-in-law, Jack, cooking Pierogies. He had a perfect dough!

Pierogies Jack’s way:

The dough – 2 pounds flour; 3 eggs; 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt; 1 to 1 and 1/2 cups milk. Make dough by mixing flour, salt, eggs, and gradually add the milk to get the right consistency of dough. Mix well and divide into three.

For the potatoe cheese mixture – peel and quarter 3 pounds potatoes, and boil with salt to taste. When done, mash with about 2 tablespoons each butter and milk. While hot add 1 and a 1/2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese, or a mix of cheeses. We used a mix of cheddar, Swiss, and American cheeses. Mix well.

Take the form and spray it with nonstick oil making sure to get in all the crevices, and then flour it. Roll out the dough thin and place the first sheet on top of the Hunky Bill’s pierogie form. Fill each of the pockets with a couple of teaspoons of filling. Cover with the next sheet of dough, and roll it together until you see the red plastic coming through. Roll again to seal edges. Pop out each of the Pierogies and boil for three minutes until they float to the top.

Do the same with the other two parts of dough and filling. Now you can freeze some for another day, and cook some to enjoy right away. Drain the Pierogies and fry in butter and chopped onions. Serve with sour cream, applesauce, and with a small salad for a delicious meal, or with traditional kielbasa and sauerkraut. There are many recipe variations for different fillings. Enjoy!

Rolling out the dough and filling the pockets.
Boiling the Pierogies.
Fry in a cast iron frying pan for good results.

Happy New Year! May all of your genealogy wishes come true!

Family Recipe Friday is a blogging prompt suggested by Geneabloggers.

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4 thoughts on “Family Recipe Friday – Pierogies

  1. My cousin, Marta, in Krakow makes fabulous ones, so I guess I’ve been spoilt 🙂 Wouldn’t have the first clue myself- though I do own a Polish cookery book. 🙂 Is that what I would call a Yorkshire pudding baking tray you’re putting them in?
    Funnily enough I’m entertaining Polish family, visiting from Norfolk, at the minute. Wouldn’t dare attempt Polish food on them though 🙂 Happy 2016 to you, and thanks for your company at mine.


  2. Jo, I’m not sure if it like your Yorkshire pudding tray, because it is open, and the dough keeps the filling in. We thought it would be great for making fry pies or pot-stickers, so maybe it would work. I had fabulous pierogies in Krakow, with variations of vegetarian fillings – mushrooms, sauerkraut, different cheeses. Enjoy your visit with your family, and thanks for visiting with me here!


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