Prepare Polish pierogi with our traditional recipe
Preparation Time: 60 minutes
Serves: 4 people
Difficulty level: No need to call your mother
400 g of flour
2 egg yolks
3/4 cup warm water
750 g potatoes
250 g of cottage cheese
1 clove of garlic
2 tablespoons of butter
1 tablespoon of oil
salt and pepper
What to do
Peel the potatoes and boil them in salted water. Further improve your peeling skills with onion then chop it and fry it in butter with some crushed garlic. Combine it with the cottage cheese and potatoes. Don’t forget to season it with salt and pepper! After you’re finished with the filling (you’ve probably eaten half of it by now) it’s time to play with the dough.
Mix flour, yolks and water with salt and knead it for about 5 minutes. Roll it out so the dough gets very thin. Don’t give up now! We’re almost home! Take a glass and cut circles out of dough.
Apply a teaspoon of stuffing (if there’s any of it left) and try to close the dough around it with your fingers so you get a dumpling-like shape. Make sure the corners are closed properly, otherwise the filling will come out during boiling and your dumpling will be deformed and sad.
When you’re done with forming, put them all into the pot and cook them in salted water until they start floating on the surface. To finish you can top them with oil and fried onion.