When my Nanny was still with us, I can remember her making these from scratch each year.
And until I took my first try at them last holiday season, I never realized that these would be one of the most difficult tasks I have ever tried to tackle in the kitchen!
You have to get everything just right… and my Nanny knew just how to do it. But me, I’m still learning 😀
So today the Fanatic ladies spent the afternoon in the kitchen carrying on the tradition, making pierogi, from scratch.
Well not this lil’ fanatic lady, although she sure did try 😉
Fanatic Mom and her two girls. I know Nanny would be proud.
Potato & Cheese Pierogi
First step is to make the dough. This dough is more temperamental than me on a Monday. Just sayin’
Flour, milk, eggs and salt.
This year I actually followed the directions and sifted the flour. I’m attributing that to the increased quality of the final dough product.
Along with this fabulous kitchen tool. The pasta roller. Love this thing and it made rolling the dough thin enough possible without me breaking my back, a la last year.
For the most part 😀
Next step, make the filling. This would be a mixture of potatoes, sharp cheddar and onions sauted in butter.
This is the stuff dreams are made of. I think we can all agree on that.
After your dough is rolled thin, cut out circles using the top of a drinking glass. No need to get too fancy here.
Drop a spoonful of the potato mixture on top.
Then seal, using a fork if you like.
Let’s just say that Mini-Fanatic got reallyyyyyyyy good at this step 😉
Last step is to boil in hot water. For about 5 minutes. This gets them ready to be stashed away in the freezer until Christmas Eve arrives.
Which is where they are now, whispering to me “come eat me, come eat me”…
Because that’s just so totally normal.
I can’t wait until Friday is here, toasted up in some warm butter and drenched in green onions, these are going to be outta this world delicious!
Just you wait and see 😉
Plans for the upcoming week include one day of work. One day. Monday has never looked so sweet 😉
Then lots of baking, cooking, hanging out with family and relaxing. Love the holidays!
Have you ever eaten pierogi?