PIEROGI RUSKIE (POTATO AND CHEESE PIEROGI) RECIPE – NYT COOKING
Provided by: Amelia Nierenberg
Total time: 1 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 24 to 30 pierogi
|2 cups/255 grams all-purpose flour (preferably unbleached), plus more as needed|
|1 teaspoon kosher salt|
|3 tablespoons unsalted butter|
|1 large egg, beaten|
|1/2 pound waxy or all-purpose potatoes|
|Salt and pepper|
|3 tablespoons unsalted butter|
|3 medium yellow onions (about 8 ounces each), finely chopped|
|1/2 cup quark cheese, cottage cheese or sour cream (about 4 ounces)|
|Butter, for pan-frying (optional)|
|Sour cream, for garnish|
|Chopped fresh parsley or dill, for garnish|
- Prepare the dough: Add the flour and salt to a large bowl; whisk to combine. In a small saucepan, heat 1/2 cup water and the butter over medium-high until butter is melted, about 3 minutes. Pour the buttery liquid into the flour gradually, stirring it in as you add it. (The dough will be quite crumbly and flaky at this point, like a biscuit dough.) Stir in the egg until combined then move the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, 5 to 7 minutes. Cover the dough with a dampened towel or plastic wrap and let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Prepare the filling: Peel the potatoes and cut into 1-inch cubes. Add them to a large pot, sprinkle with 1 tablespoon salt and cover with cold water by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high and continue to cook at a simmer until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes.
- While the potatoes cook, prepare the onions: In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high. Add the onions, season generously with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden-brown and softened, about 12 minutes. Set aside about 1 cup of onions for garnish and add the rest to a medium bowl.
- Transfer the cooked potatoes to a colander to drain, then transfer to the medium bowl with the onions. Add the cheese, stir to combine, season generously with salt and pepper, then let cool.
- Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high.
- Prepare the wrappers: Cut the dough into two even pieces. (You’ll want to leave one piece under the towel to stay moist while you work with the other piece.) You’ll also want a small bowl of flour, a small bowl of water and a towel handy for keeping your hands clean. Dust some flour onto a baking sheet (for holding the pierogi) and your work surface, then roll out one portion of dough until 1/8-inch thick. Using a 3-inch cookie cutter or inverted glass, punch 12 to 15 disks of dough. (Save and refrigerate the scraps to boil as a rustic pasta, in soup or another use.)
- Assemble the pierogi: Working with one disk at time, spoon a scant tablespoon of filling onto the middle of it. Fold the dough in half to enclose the filling, bringing the edges together to form a crescent shape. Pinch the two sides together at the top, then work your way down on both sides, pinching the dough over the filling and pushing in the filling as needed, making sure the potato mixture does not break the seal. If needed, you can dip your fingertip into water and moisten the dough in spots as needed to help the two sides adhere together.
- To form a rustic pattern on the curved seal, pinch the rounded rim underneath using your pointer finger and middle finger and press an indentation on top with your thumb, working your way along the rounded rim. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. (If you’ve gotten some filling on your fingers, dip your fingertips into the bowl of water then dry them off on the towel.)
- Repeat with remaining disks, then repeat the entire process with the remaining portion of dough. You’ll want to work fairly quickly, as the pierogi can be harder to seal if they start to dry out. (If cooking the pierogi at a later point, transfer them on the baking sheet to the freezer until frozen solid, then transfer the pierogi to a resealable bag and freeze.)
- To cook the pierogi, add a single layer of pierogi to the pot of boiling water. Let them cook until they rise to the surface, about 2 minutes, then cook another 2 to 3 minutes until puffy. (With frozen dumplings, you will need to increase the cooking time by a couple of minutes.) Use a slotted spoon to transfer cooked dumplings to a colander to drain, then boil remaining dumplings.
- If you want to pan-fry your pierogi, working in batches, melt 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high until crackling. Add a few boiled pierogi in a single layer to avoid overcrowding, and cook until crisp and golden, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining pierogi, adding butter as needed.
- Serve hot. Top with any browned butter from the pan, warmed reserved onions, sour cream and herbs.
HOMEMADE PIEROGI RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE IT
Provided by: Taste of Home
Categories: Side Dishes
Total time: 01 hours 05 minutes
Prep time: 60 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Yield: 6 dozen.
|5 cups all-purpose flour|
|1 teaspoon salt|
|1 cup water|
|3 large eggs|
|1/2 cup butter, softened|
|4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed|
|2 medium onions, chopped|
|2 tablespoons butter|
|5 ounces cream cheese, softened|
|1/2 teaspoon salt|
|1/2 teaspoon pepper|
|ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each serving):|
|1/4 cup chopped onion|
|1 tablespoon butter|
|Minced fresh parsley|
- In a food processor, combine flour and salt; cover and pulse to blend. Add water, eggs and butter; cover and pulse until dough forms a ball, adding an additional 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed. Let rest, covered, 15 to 30 minutes., Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until tender, 10-15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, saute onions in butter until tender., Drain potatoes. Over very low heat, stir potatoes until steam has evaporated, 1-2 minutes. Press through a potato ricer or strainer into a large bowl. Stir in cream cheese, salt, pepper and onion mixture., Divide dough into 4 parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll 1 portion of dough to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a floured 3-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 teaspoons of filling in center of each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold in half and press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling., Bring a Dutch oven of water to a boil over high heat; add pierogi in batches. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer; cook until pierogi float to the top and are tender, 1-2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. In a large skillet, saute 4 pierogi and onion in butter until pierogi are lightly browned and heated through; sprinkle with parsley. Repeat with remaining pierogi.
Calories 373 calories, FatContent 22g fat (13g saturated fat), CholesterolContent 86mg cholesterol, SodiumContent 379mg sodium, CarbohydrateContent 38g carbohydrate (3g sugars, FiberContent 2g fiber), ProteinContent 6g protein.
PAN-FRIED PIEROGIES RECIPE – FOOD.COM
Total time: 30 minutes
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: 3-4 serving(s)
|24 ounces frozen pierogies stuffed with potato and white cheddar cheese (see note above for brand recommendation)|
|2 tablespoons butter|
|2 tablespoons olive oil|
|1/2 large onion, sliced thick|
|salt and pepper, to taste (or Paula Deen’s House Seasonsing, recipe on Zaar)|
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add pierogies. Cook 4-5 minutes or until they float the top, drain.
- In a large NON-STICK fry pan, melt the butter with the olive oil. Add onion and drained pierogies and season to taste with salt and pepper or House Seasoning.
- Cook over high heat until the onion is soft and browned and pierogies are nicely browned. The pasta shell will get a little crunchy – it’s delish!
- Serve with a dollop of sour cream.
Calories 1071.9, FatContent 91.9, SaturatedFatContent 54, CholesterolContent 258.5, SodiumContent 1463.9, CarbohydrateContent 5.4, FiberContent 0.3, SugarContent 2.3, ProteinContent 56.8