Pierogi Ruskie Recipe

Pierogi - The Sane Mum

I promised a regular recipe for Pierogi Ruskie when I posted the gluten free recipe! It’s taken me way too long, but here it is! This is a recipe passed down from my Grandmother, translated from her old, Polish cookbook! Hope you enjoy it!!

Filling ingredients:
1kg potatos (peeled and halved/quartered)
40g onion (finely diced)
250g hard ricotta cheese

Dough ingredients:
500g plain flour
1 egg
180ml water

1. Cook the potatoes.
2. Fry the onion in butter until golden .

Pierogi Ruskie

3. Once the potatoes are cooked and drained, and the onions are golden brown, allow both to cool down for a few minutes.
4. Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes, onions and ricotta. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like the filling quite peppery!
5. Make the dough! Grandma’s traditional way: pour the flour into a heap on the bench, make a crater and add eggs, work them in and add the water, then knead for a couple of minutes. My modern way: pop all the ingredients in your food processor and follow manufacturers instructions for dough making.

Pierogi Ruskie

6. Roll out the dough 3mm thick. Cut out circles – I use a water glass turned upside down :)
7. Fill each circle of dough with a spoonful of filling, fold in half and close off the dough to make a ‘pieróg’ (the singular form of ‘pierogi’).

Pierogi Ruskie

8. Once they are all done, prepare a big pot of boiling water with some salt. Drop 6-8 pierogi at a time into the boiling water, they will fall to the bottom of the pot. Once they float up to the top, give them another minute or so of cooking and remove with a slotted spoon.

Serve on their own, fried up with diced bacon, or with a dollop of sour cream!

Enjoy!! ❤

Pierogi Ruskie

Disclaimer: The photos are from the making of the GF Pierogi! They do show the steps accurately though! ❤

Pierogi Ruskie - The Sane Mum. Recipe for ruskie pierogi, just the way babcia used to make them! They're easy to make, a little time consuming, but soooo worth it!


1 Comment

  1. Tiffany Kopko
    April 7, 2017 / 10:42 am

    This recipe looks delicious! Cooking makes me happy, too. You have a beautiful blog, thanks for sharing! Have a happy day! Tiffany

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