What are pierogies traditionally stuffed with?

Pierogi is actually the plural form of the word pieróg, a generic term for filled dumplings. These half circular dumplings are made from unleavened dough and are stuffed with fillings. These fillings can include mashed potatoes, cheese, sauerkraut, cabbage, mushrooms, spinach, ground beef and even grains or legumes.

Is ravioli dough the same as pierogi dough?

What is the difference between pierogi and ravioli: Ravioli are Italian dumplings, that are wrapped in pasta dough (this dough must contain eggs and is more rich and tough). Italian fillings also differ from traditional pierogi fillings.

What are Pierogi Ruskie made of?

Pierogi Ruskie (originating in the Kresy region of Poland, where my father was born) are made with potato and soft white cheese and are probably the most popular filling you’ll find. Pierogi with wild mushrooms and sauerkraut are often served on Wigilia or Christmas Eve.

How do you make Ushka?


  1. Place dry porcini mushrooms into a pot and cover with water. Bring to boil and cook mushrooms for about an hour.
  2. In a frying pan heat up some butter and add chopped onions. Cook until translucent.
  3. In a food processor, combine cooked dry mushrooms with sauteed fresh mushrooms and pulse a few times.

How are pierogies traditionally served?

Traditionally pierogi are served with simple toppings: fried onions, lardons, melted butter, sour cream or pork rinds. These toppings may also be upgraded or replaced with more complicated sauces, as well as fresh herbs like parsley, chives, dill, mint, thyme, rosemary, tarragon or basil.

What is the difference between pierogi and varenyky?

Varenyky is the more commonly used term in Ukraine, often eaten with sweet fillings, while pierogi are the national dish of Poland. Different to pelmeni as they are usually vegetarian, varenyky and pierogi can be served fried in butter, usually as an appetiser or a dessert.

Why is my pierogi dough tough?

If your pierogi dough is too tough, then odds are you need some more liquid in there to make it more pliable. Try adding a few drops of water at a time until the dough becomes more pliable and soft to work with.

Can you use wonton wrappers to make perogies?

Place 2 to 3 wonton wrappers at a time on a lightly floured work surface. Brush the edges lightly with the egg wash. Place about 2 tablespoons of filling in the center of each wrapper. Fold each pierogi in half and lightly press the edges together to seal.

What do you eat with Pierogi Ruskie?

With a slotted spoon taste one, and if done, remove the remaining pierogi to a platter greased with some of the butter for serving. This will prevent the pierogi from sticking to each other. Serve warm with caramelized onions, skwarki, or crispy bits of bacon and a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy.

How do you make barszcz polish?


  1. Melt butter in a large soup pot. Add onion and garlic and cook over medium high heat, until the onion is soft (5 min).
  2. Add beets, carrots, celery, allspice, and bay leaf.
  3. Add stock and bring to a boil.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat.
  5. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of dill, if desired.