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Pierogi II

Pierogi II

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Mary Martin

These are dough pockets filled with cottage cheese, boiled and served with sour cream gravy. My step-grandmother was Russian/Polish and she made these but we called them Vereneke. If desired, serve with sour cream that is heated but not boiling, and crisp fried bacon.

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  • Calories:
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 10.7 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Sodium:
  • 410 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine 2 eggs, milk, flour and salt and mix together to make a soft dough. Roll out thinly enough to make about twelve 4 inch squares. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of slightly salted water to a boil.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine cheese, 2 eggs and salt. Mix together and fill dough squares with cottage cheese mixture. Pinch sides together to seal and drop in boiling water. Cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or until the squares rise to the water's surface.
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Anyse Joslin
18
7/1/2008

This is quite an old, "traditional" Russian food. "Pirogi" simply means "pie." If you make a regular pie, this is the word you should use. Pirogi are usually baked. "Pirozhki" is a diminutive word for "pirogi" and means "little pie" or can even be equated with the word for a "turnover." These can be baked or fried. "Vareniki," usually refers to a type of a dumpling or the preparation of "pirozhki" by boiling. Russian vareniki are boiled and then, sometimes after that, are also quickly fried in butter so tat they don't stick together as much.

LUX
16
6/22/2003

I love this receipe!!! The whole thing is that they didn't rate this receipe, because they didn't know how easy it was!!!

Sarah Gartland
9
10/5/2006

This made very delicious pierogis but I found the dough difficult to work with, as I have carpel tunnel and it was nearly impossible to combine on my own. I would imagine a kitchen aide mixer with a dough attachment would make this a breeze, I wish I woulda been warned!