I used to make perogies with my housemates in college. They were a great way to bond as we sat around stuffing and folding these delicious dumplings. With the weather still pretty frigid, I decided to break out my recipe for perogies and share it with you!
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 cups flour
- 3 Potatoes
- Cheddar Cheese
- Bake the potatoes or nuke them in the microwave.
- In a mixer or bowl, mix together the eggs, salt, water, and flour.
- Knead the dough for at least 2 minutes to form a nice dough.
- Let the dough rest and use that time to remove the skins from the potatoes and place them in a bowl.
- Shred the cheddar cheese and mash it into the potatoes.
- Start a pot of water to bowl (it can be half filled).
- Chop the onion and start cooking it in a pan with some oil.
- Roll out the dough thin and cut into circles. If you don’t have a circle cutter, you can use a drinking glass. The top will cut out nice sized circles for perogies.
- Add a spoonful of filling onto half the circle of dough. Fold the dough over and pinch it shut.
- Drop the perogies a few at a time into the pot. I did 4 at a time in a quart pot.
- When the perogies begin to float, scoop them out and fry them in the pan with the onion until they are golden brown on both sides.
- Serve warm with the onions and a light sprinkle of salt. They can be a main course or go great with sausage and cabbage or chilli dogs!