Polish Pierogi

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These are fantastic!!!!

Here is a really hilarious picture of a pierogi i found. If yours turn out this way let me know! (you may have to cut and paste but its worth it)

http://www.yoism.org/images/Jesus-pierogi.jpg


Ingredients
Filling
2 potatoes cooked and mashed or,
1/2 cup instant or leftover mashed potatoes
1 cup cottage cheese, drained
1 onion minced and sauteed until clear
1 egg yolk beaten
1 tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
pepper to taste
Dough
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter, cut into pieces
1 large egg, room temperature
1 egg yolk room temperature
1/2 cup reduced fat milk
2 tbsp sour cream, room temp.
12 cups salt water
 
Directions
1. Combine all of the ingredients listed under filling and refrigerate until ready to assemble pierogi.
2. Combine flour, salt and butter in food processor.

3. In a separate bowl, blend together egg, egg yolk, milk and sour cream.
4. Add egg mixture to flour mixture and process until dough cleans sides of bowl and sticks together (the dough will be slightly sticky).

5. Remove from processor, shape into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill for 3 hours or overnight.
6. Cut dough into thirds; roll each section out on floured surface into 12" round.

7. Cut each round into 8 (3") circles (using a glass works well).

8. Place about 2 tsp filling on each dough circle.

9. Moisten outer edges with water and fold dough over to close.
10. Seal edges by pressing gently with the back of a fork or pinching together with your fingers.
11. In large pot, bring salted water to boil.
12. Cook 12 pierogi at a time, reducing heat to a gentle boil; boil until pierogi float to the surface (about 5 minutes).
13. Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on paper towel and transfer to serving dish.
14. Repeat with remaining pierogi.
15. At this point you can serve them warm, freeze them for later use or fry them in butter over medium heat, lightly browning both sides before serving.
 




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