Monday, August 17, 2009

Cheesy Oniony Potato Pierogi

To accompany my wild mushroom soup, I also made some pierogi. I used this recipe from Bake List, which is an adaptation of Grant Achatz's recipe. Other than substituting parrano cheese for the Gruyere (since that's what I had, and my local supermarket doesn't carry Gruyere), I followed the recipe.

Well, I kind of followed the recipe. At the almost-done point in the assembly of the pierogi, I got fed up with the dough - very elastic and sticky. So I made one big-ass pierogi, about 10" across at the widest point. It fell apart into 3 pieces while boiling. But it didn't leak (too much), so I proceeded as normal with the pan-frying in butter. Ugly, but good.
















These are definitely not health food - butter, cheese, sour cream, fried in butter. Ironically, I found out that my cholesterol is "slightly high" right after I made these. I think I see a lot of salads in my future. Good thing I made the pierogi when I did.

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8 comments:

Bob said...

Heh, maybe the pierogi caused the high cholesterol. ;) I love pierogi, they're a good time.

Vicki said...

Hey Bob - I actually didn't eat any until after the blood test. Go figure.

Pam said...

I've never had pierogi but I need to change that because I know I would LOVE it.

Vicki said...

Hi Pam - Don't wait another second! They're so delicious. Honestly, though, from now on I'm just going to buy them pre-made, this was a lot of hassle.

Karine said...

This looks delicious!
Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Vicki said...

Hi Karine -
Thanks! But the credit goes to Bake List and (most adorable chef ever) Grant Achatz :)

croquecamille said...

I am definitely putting pierogi on my must-try-soon list! Yum!

Vicki said...

Hi Camille -
Do try! It's a wonderfully sinful indulgence.