Sunday, 23 August 2015

Potato and Cheese Perogies (Polish Dumplings)

Potato and Cheese Perogies  (Polish Dumplings)

Potato and Cheese Filling
Ingredients
1 large Potato boiled and mashed
1 tsp Butter
1/2 cup Cottage cheese
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Pepper

Method
Take all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix it well and keep it aside.

Dough
Ingredients
2 cups All purpose flour
1 Egg
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/2 cup or more Water

Method
Mix the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the egg, oil and water to make a medium soft dough.Knead the dough for 5 minutes. Cover and let stand for at least 10 minutes. Roll the dough quite thin. Cut out circles with a large biscuit cutter.

Perogies
Ingredients
Filling
Dough
1 tbsp Butter
1 small chopped onion
Few chopped Chives

Method
Take a dough circle. Hold the circle in the palm. Add a spoonful of filling in it, fold over to form a half circle and press the edges together with the fingers.Seal the edges well. While making the rest of the perogies cover the other perogies with a towel to prevent from drying. Take a big pot. Fill up the half the pot with water, add salt and boil the water. Add few perogies few at a time. Stir gently with a wooden spoon to separate them and to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Continue boiling for 3-4 minutes. Remove them and drain the water out. Take a pan. Add butter and fry the onions till brown in colour. Add the perogies and fry in the butter. Serve it hot... Garnish with chives..