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How To Cook Pierogi

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How To Cook Pierogi

Pierogi are a type of filled dumpling originating from Central and Eastern Europe. Traditionally, they are filled with potato and cheese, however, they can be filled with different ingredients such as meat, mushrooms, cabbage and even fruits. Pierogi make a great meal or snack and can be cooked in several different ways including boiled, fried and baked.


– 2 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2/3 cup hot water
– Filling of choice


1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
2. Add the olive oil and mix together with your hands until the oil is distributed throughout the flour.
3. Slowly add the hot water and mix until the dough comes together. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until it is smooth and pliable.
4. Cover the dough and let it rest for about 30 minutes.
5. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 1/8 inch.
6. Using a round cookie cutter or the mouth of a glass, cut the dough into circles.
7. Place a spoonful of filling into the center of each circle and fold the dough in half, using your fingers to seal the edges.
8. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
9. Carefully drop the pierogi into the boiling water and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
10. Remove the pierogi with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
11. Serve warm with butter, sour cream, or your favorite topping.


– If you are not planning to eat the pierogi immediately, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.
– If you want to fry the pierogi instead of boiling them, heat a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet over medium heat and fry the pierogi until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.
– You can also bake the pierogi in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F and place the pierogi on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.

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