I think pierogies are definitely one of my favorite meals to have. As a kid I used to always watch my mom make them. Eventually I asked her to give me her recipe but she said it was all in her head… it was one of those recipes where it is a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Over the years I have tried different recipes and none ever came close to my mom’s. The problem was always in the dough :( Last year I came across some frozen pierogies from Pelmen. After having them I think I have found a perfect substitute to my mom’s pierogies or as the say in Ukrainian – varenyky! I boil them first then fry them up with some onions. As a kid I hated sour cream, so I never ate my varenyky with sour cream. Now I add some sour cream to my plate and voila, my favorite meal!
I am still looking for that perfect recipe. I came across one on Martha Stewart’s site. I didn’t know she was half polish, did you? She uses sour cream in her dough, which I think my mother did as well. I am definitely going to give that recipe a try.
P.S. If anyone has a great pierogi/varenyky recipe and would like to share, I thank you in advance!
- loaded pierogi casserole (sweetbetweens.com)