Happy National Perogie Day!
Grandma’s Polish Perogies
Prep Time: 2 hours Ready In: 2 hours Serves: 20
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 8 baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons salt 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons processed cheese sauce
2 cups sour cream onion salt to taste (optional)
2 eggs salt and pepper to taste
1 egg yolk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk together the butter, sour cream, eggs, egg yolk and oil. Stir the wet ingredients into the flour until well blended. Cover the bowl with a towel, and let stand for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Place potatoes into a pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain, and mash with shredded cheese and cheese sauce while still hot. Season with onion salt, salt and pepper. Set aside to cool.
- Separate the perogie dough into two balls. Roll out one piece at a time on a lightly floured surface until it is thin enough to work with, but not too thin so that it tears. Cut into circles using a cookie cutter, perogie cutter, or a glass. Brush a little water around the edges of the circles, and spoon some filling into the center. Fold the circles over into half-circles, and press to seal the edges. Place perogies on a cookie sheet, and freeze. Once frozen, transfer to freezer storage bags or containers.
- To cook perogies: Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Drop perogies in one at a time. They are done when they float to the top. Do not boil too long, or they will be soggy! Remove with a slotted spoon.