Tuesday, January 24, 2012

52 Food Adventures-Little Pillows of Goodness

It is Tuesday and that means that I get to tell you about something that I made or ate that I haven’t ever had before.

First of all I have to tell you that I have absolutely no excuse for not having had these lovely little things.

No excuse at all. I mean if Bill Clinton can come to Cleveland for his first pierogi then I should have been eating them all along. What can I say, sometimes I am slow.

And of course I couldn’t just go out and buy some already made pierogi that are sold in abundance at the West Side Market. Oh no not me. I had to make them from scratch. I was going to take photos of the entire project but once I got started on them I just threw up my hands and said,



That is because it quickly became apparent that this was a messy process. I used Martha Stewart’s pierogi recipe that came out of some issue of her magazine. The pictures were lovely and clean. No flour flung left and right. No mashed potatoes stuck to the wall. But Martha has minions to do her bidding.

I have the dog.


Alpha Male I am always willing to help you in the kitchen. You need only ask.


At any rate, where was I? Oh yes, pierogi.

Just as an aside. Can anyone tell me what the plural of pierogi is? I am confuzzled on that.

What I can say about this recipe is that pierogi are little pillows of goodness. Dough filled with potatoes and cheese. Boiled and then fried in butter.

Just take a minute to think about that.


You could eat them just like this. Boiled until they float to the surface, drained and then sloshed with a bit of brown butter.




You can do this with them. Fry them in a bit of butter until they are crispy on the outside and then serve them with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chives.

Mother of all that is holy!


Ummmmmmmm, they were soooooooooo good.

And just as a last bit. Martha’s recipe makes a BOAT LOAD of pierogi. And I will confess that I actually ran out of rolling out/stuffing/boiling mojo before the dough and potato filling ran out. I stuck a bit of dough in the freezer to see if you can freeze it and then use it later. Martha didn’t tell me and I need to know.


  1. I have been wanting to have a big "make homemade pierogi's day" for years and now you may have just motivated me to get it going! Want to hear more about the ins and outs - was it worth all the work??? You go girly.

  2. You are very fortunate to have such a helpful fellow in the kitchen to clean up the flour, potato, and whatever else cascades to the floor. Very fortunate, indeed!


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