Welcome to the ultimate guide to making the best authentic perogies!
First things first, let’s gather our ingredients:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup diced cooked bacon
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 cup diced sauerkraut (optional)
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper to taste
Now that we have everything we need, let’s get cooking!
Step 1: Make the dough. In a large bowl, mix together the flour and salt. Add the sour cream and egg and mix until a soft dough forms. If the dough is too sticky, add a little bit more flour. If it’s too dry, add a splash of water. Knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s smooth and elastic. Cover the dough with a dish towel and set it aside to rest.
Step 2: Make the filling. In a medium bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, onion, and sauerkraut (if using). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Step 3: Roll out the dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or a glass, cut out circles of dough.
Step 4: Fill the perogies. Place a spoonful of filling in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over the filling and press the edges together to seal. Use a fork to crimp the edges for a decorative touch.
Step 5: Boil the perogies. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Carefully add the perogies to the water and cook for about 3-4 minutes, or until they float to the surface.
Step 6: Fry the perogies. In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the boiled perogies to the skillet and fry for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
Step 7: Serve and enjoy! Serve your perogies with a side of sour cream, diced onions, and your favorite toppings. Don’t forget to take a silly picture for Instagram!
And there you have it, the ultimate guide to making the best authentic perogies. Now go impress your friends and family with your culinary skills!
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