Babaci's Potato Pierogi

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This recipe was given to me by my grandmother. One of my friends from Poland told me they were better than his mother's!

2
2
Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 3 eggs

  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, divided

  • 3 teaspoons milk, divided

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 2 ½ (8 ounce) containers cottage cheese

  • salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • oil for frying

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool.

  2. Meanwhile, prepare dough by combining 1 egg, 1 tablespoon cream cheese, 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 cup flour. Once all the flour has been worked in, add another 1/2 cup flour, 1 tablespoon cream cheese and 1 teaspoon milk. When the dough is well blended, add 1 egg, 1 tablespoon cream cheese and another 1/2 cup flour; mix well. Finally, add the remaining egg, 1 teaspoon milk and 1/2 cup flour. If dough is too dry, add a little more milk; if too wet, add more flour.

  3. On a well floured surface, roll out 1/4 of the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Using a glass, muffin cutter, or any rounded surface, cut out circles of dough. Flour both sides of the circle and set aside in a single layer on wax paper. Repeat process with remaining dough.

  4. Mash the potatoes with the cottage cheese, salt and butter. Place a spoonful of the filling slightly below the center of a circle of dough. Fold the dough over and seal edges with fingertips. Use enough filling so that you have to stretch the dough over it, but not so much that it squeezes out when sealed.

  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop in pierogis, a few at a time. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they float to the top; drain.

  6. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry boiled pierogis in hot oil until crispy.

Editor's Note

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

201 Calories
7g Fat
28g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 7mg 36%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 356mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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