Sauerkraut And Potato Pierogies

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Sauerkraut And Potato Pierogies. Recipe for Polish Dumplings. A family tradition served as an appetizer, or a side dish, topped with crumbled bacon, fried onions and sour cream.

Sauerkraut And Potato Pierogies

Sauerkraut And Potato Pierogies
Ingredients
Sauerkraut Filling:
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups sauerkraut drained and minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
Potato Filling:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cups cold mashed potatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Pierogi Dough:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
Instructions
Sauerkraut filling:
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the drained sauerkraut and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove to a plate to cool.
Mashed potato filling:
  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the onion, and cook for 5 minutes. Stir into the mashed potatoes, and season with salt and pepper.

Pierogi dough:
  1. Beat together the eggs and sour cream until smooth. Sift together the flour, salt, and baking powder; stir into the sour cream mixture until dough comes together.
  2. Knead the dough on a lightly floured surface until firm and smooth. Divide the dough in half, then roll out one half to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 3 inch rounds using a biscuit cutter.
  3. Place a small spoonful of the mashed potato filling into the center of each round.
  4. Moisten the edges with water, fold over, and press together with a fork to seal. Repeat procedure with the remaining dough and the sauerkraut filling.
  5. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add perogies and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until pierogies float to the top. Remove with a slotted spoon.

They can be served as a main dish and topped with an Alfredo, marinara, or mushroom sauce. You can eat them with a simple topping such as melted butter or use a more elaborate pierogi topping such as your favorite meat or fish.

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