I just checked and Pierogi is a polish dish. I think I found the recipe in some old magazine years ago. I of course always tweak recipes a bit to either make them healthier, cheaper, easier or to use what I have on hand. :-)
Making pierogi wasn't to labor intensive for me because I already had some leftover mashed potatoes and some leftover browned hamburger AND I found a little lumberjack to help me.
3 cups of flour (I used 2 cups whole wheat and 1 cup of white flour)
1/2 teaspoon of salt.
1 egg (slightly beaten)
3/4 cup water (more or less)
Mix ingredients together to make a stiff dough, using only as much water as needed. Roll out to 1/8 -1/16 inch thick. Cut into 3 inch squares or circles (approximately).
Mashed potatoes, cheese, onion, salt, pepper and hamburger (the hamburger is not traditional but my husband loves his meat.)
Cottage cheese, egg and salt and pepper.
Sauer Kraut, onion, mushrooms, sour cream, salt and pepper.
We put a spoonful of filling on each square of dough and then folded the square in half and sealed the edges.
Next step is to put a few at a time in a pot of boiling water. When they come up and float really well then they are done and you remove them with a slotted spoon. (At this point they can be frozen if you like.)
Next step is to saute them in a pan with butter.
We all ate them up pretty well at supper but I think I liked them best - the others didn't fight me for them when we had leftovers.
Have you ever made or eaten Pierogi? (or any other pasta?) I would love to hear about your experiences!