Clara's Guide On How To Cook & Serve Pierogi

"Once you have the pierogi prepared, it is time to cook them and then you get to eat them. Which is the best part." - Clara

Prep time: 5 - 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 to 6 minutes for vegetarian filled pierogi  and 7 to 9 minutes for meat filled pierogi

DIRECTIONS

A.  Make sure you have two clean counter top areas to work on. You will need one area to prepare the pierogi and the second area  to place the cooked pierogi on.

Take a large stock pot and fill with water 3/4 of the way.

Add 2 tablespoons (30 mL) of olive oil and a pinch of salt to the water. Then bring water to a rapid boi

Boil pierogi, in batches. Lightly add 10 to 15 pierogi to the boiling water one pierogi at one time. The pierogi will sink to the bottom of the pot. Keep water to a boil.

Then take your wooden spoon and lightly stir the pierogi so nothing sticks to the bottom of the pot.

As the pierogi cook they rise to the top. When the pierogi have risen to the top of the boiling water and have cooked for a 6 to 8 minutes they are done. The dough should have a translucent appearance

Using a food strainer scoop a few pierogi out of the boiling water. Remember to hold a pot cover underneath the strainer to catch any dripping water.

From the food strainer lightly place pierogi on a clean, lightly oiled counter top. When pierogi are slightly cooled turn over to opposite side.

Next, preheat oven to 175°F (80°C).

Take warm pierogi and toss in butter or vegan spread. Place pierogi in a casserole dish or container and keep warm in the oven until serving time. Follow steps 3 to 7 until your batches of pierogi are completed.

Take pierogi from the oven and serve with chosen toppings (sour cream, Mushroom Sauce or Mustard Sauce). I usually serve pierogi with a side of steamed vegetables, Greens & Onions and or a tossed salad. Enjoy!

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