Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Pierogi

Pierogi are semicircular dumplings made of unleavened dough, stuffed with a variety of fillings.
I've cooked pierogi a couple of times but have never attempted making them from scratch, because honestly, it is a lot of work, and I usually only go for quick and easy recipes.
I’ve had a box of pierogi sitting in my freezer for a couple of months now and I finally decided to make a meal of it yesterday.

Ingredients:
1 box (around 25-30) of frozen Pierogi (I like low fat cheddar and potato.)
2 Tbsp butter
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed1 onion, finely chopped
½ red bell pepper, diced
½ tsp red chilli flakes
A pinch of savory
Salt to taste


Method:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the frozen pierogi and cook for 3-5 minutes. Drain.

Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the garlic, chopped onions, savory, red chilli flakes and sauté till onions are translucent.

Add the diced red bell pepper and cook till tender.

Add the cooked pierogi and mix well into the skillet mixture.

Serve pierogi warm.

43 Burps:

Kalai said...

I haven't had pierogi in so long!!! This version looks so much more flavorful than the versions I've had in the past. Great post! :)

Cynthia said...

I'd like to try making them one day.

sandhya said...

this is new to me... happy to find so many new things through blogs.. looks great! would love to try these...

sra said...

This is one dish that doesn't seem to have made it to Indian shores yet - at least by this name!

Seena said...

..so we get already filled frozen pierogi from market..!have never eaten this, will check during next purchase..:)

easycrafts said...

never heard of or seen pierogi...thanks for introducing this new ingredient

Uma said...

Never heard of this. Looks so yummy! I have to try this.

Dee & Chai said...

Nice! Love Pierogi.

Sig said...

I hear ya TBC, I never attempt making such things from scratch either... Frozen ones are good enough for me.. :) Loved the way you dressed it up...

Madhu said...

Makes for easy meals. I haven't tasted pierogi but looking at the pictures I can say it will be delicious.

Sia said...

i cant remember the last time i had pierogi... would love to make it from scratch some day!

Laavanya said...

Everytime I walk by the freezer in the grocery store I look at these and almost pick them up but never do... :) This sounds like a perfect way to make them and I'm sure to get a box soon and give this a shot.

sunita said...

TBC, that looks lovely...great colours :-)

Asha said...

I love Potato Pierogis too, not hard to make at home though. Looks yum!:)

Pooja said...

wow , that looks so breathtaking ...
must be tasting good when served hot , right ?
thanks a lot for sharing.

Richa said...

d-lish!
the aromatics butter, garlic & onion make everything so yum :) liked ur link to the 5 min fudge ;)

Happy cook said...

Yumm never had them, but they sure looks delicious

musical said...

Lovely Pierogi! Been ages since i had some!! Looks amazing!

Vanamala said...

nice pic...never tried pierogi ... looks simple :)

Bellini Valli said...

When I lived in Calgary there was a lady who made perogies from her home. She would make the flavours you wanted and as many dozen as your freezer could hold. Even after all these years and many...many perogies later hers are still the best I have ever tasted!!! They would have been delicious cooked your way :D

Padma said...

This is totally new to me, never heard abt Pierogi.... This is the 6th potato recipe I am see since morning, looks like its raining potatoes for the 2 events.... Hey TBC thanks for ur warm message, I am really excited abt my India Trip after 3.3 yrs...

East Meets West Kitchen said...

These look so good! Must try to make them one day.

AnuZi said...

Excellent recipe TBC. the colors leap out from the photograph....mmmyummm

Namratha said...

T, this is totally new to me...it sounds and looks good. I'm gonna buy some Pierogi over the weekend. Nice pics dear :)

Vaishali said...

The pierogis look delicious, tbc. Lovely pictures!

Rama said...

Nice Pictures.......

vegeyum said...

Oh I am all for quick and easy. This looks so good.

Suma Gandlur said...

Missed many of your posts, TBC.

Raaga said...

I can do the same with some pasta, right?

I'll try :-) this looks so colourful. :-)

Saswati said...

You know what we get lot of these here in Moscow.I normally steam it....going to try your style also.

TBC said...

Kalai, Cynthia, Sandhya, EC, Uma, D & C, Madhu, Sia, Sunita, Pooja, Happy Cook, Musical, Vanamala, EMWK, Vaishali, Rama, Vegeyum- thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving your sweet comments.

Sra- it is probably is available in some of the fancier stores. I'd never even heard of this till I got here!

Seena- yes. Do try it- it makes for a really quick and tasty meal.


Sig- I am pretty lazy and cook only 'cos we have to eat to live.:) I have become a lot better since I started blogging.;-)


Laavanya- I do that with so many things.
There are different kinds of pierogi. You are pretty good at such things and can even make your own:-)


Asha- I do too. Yes, they are!... at least for me:-(


Richa- yeah, it sure was. :-)
Try Patricia's fudge. It is just great.

Valli- oh, how nice! I wish there was someone who offered such services here- at least for Indian food.:-)



Padma- it is nice to see u blog after a break. Have a good time in India and come back with lots of recipes and stories for us.:)


Anuzi- welcome!:-)


Namratha- I like how u call me T;-)('cos TBC's too long!)
How is the business coming along?


Suma- it has been so long! Hope u had a good time with family and friends in India.:)

Raaga- I don't see why not.:-)



Saswati- oooh, steaming's a good idea too

Aparna said...

I never heard of these. Looks nice.
I'm learning something new all the time.

Vaishali said...

TBC, I have an award for you on my blog. Do take a look!

Aaarti said...

hey TBC

was blog surfing and stumbled upon u r blog... wow, interesting recipe..
But i dont think we get pierogi in our country.. could u tell me wat it is made of? so i can try it at home..

thanks a ton...

Jessica & Nathan said...

I have only heard of these on MIB, but they look fantastic! I am so happy I found your blog.

Seema said...

Looks yum! Never tried these....

TBC said...

Aparna- I'd never heard of these either while I was there. I have been exposed to so many different cuisines since we came here.:-)

Vaishali- thank you! that is very sweet of you.:-)



Aarti- welcome! Are you in India? It is made of unleavened dough- dough made without the use of a leavening/rising agent like baking soda, baking powder, yeast etc... kind of like our rotis/chapatis etc. I do not know the proportions of flour used though, since I bought the pre-made ones. Sorry that I couldn't be of more help.:-(


Jessica and Nathan- welcome and thanks for stopping by! :-) BTW, what is MIB?



Seema- thank you. Give it a shot. it takes all of 10 minutes!:-)

mallugirl said...

the photo is so appealing.. nice customisation of a snack!!

Laavanya said...

Hey TBC! Have got an award for you... :)

TBC said...

Mallugirl- I'm all for express meals!;-)


Laavanya- thank you:-)

Shankari said...

totally new for me and want to try this sometime soon

Helene said...

I really like perogies but never made them. Looks great.

Susan said...

Pierogi are like so many other dumplings, the ultimate in comfort food. Nice simple sauce you have made for them. I love them, but have never made them from scratch. I used to live in a Polish neighborhood that had a little shop where they made up batches everyday. Now I want to go back and see if they are still in business. : )

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