Here is a traditional pan-fried pierogies recipe. Boil pierogies first to cook the outer-dumpling. Then pan-fry them with sliced onions, butter, and spices until golden brown!
They can be served with sour cream, and topped with fresh herbs if you want to get fancy!
- 1 Clove of garlic, minced
- 1 Medium sweet onion, diced
- 1/4 cup white wine
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Sea salt (to taste)
- Fresh ground pepper (to taste)
- 12 pierogies – I like to use Mrs. T’s Potato and Cheddar Cheese Pierogies
- Fresh oregano (chopped)
In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
Add the Pierogies to the boiling water. Boil them for 2-3 minutes or until they float, drain, and set aside.
Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the chopped onions and garlic to the skillet and fry, stirring often until the onions turn dark yellow and begin to caramelize.
Add the pierogies to the onions and garlic and season with salt and pepper.
Simmer the pierogies until they are golden-brown on the outside, along with the onions and garlic.
Add white wine and let the sauce reduce for about 1 min (juices need to evaporate a little)
Add a little butter and let it melt in with the pierogies. Gently stir the pierogies until they are coated in melted butter.
Turn off the heat, then add chopped oregano before serving.
Arrange the pierogies in the center of a plate, spoon the rest of the caramelized onions and garlic over top and enjoy!
Pierogies All Around the World: A History of Pierogies
Pierogies originated in Eastern Europe in the late 1800′s. Potatoes are often the main ingredient in pierogies. Pierogie means “little pies,” which is essentially what a pierogie is; Little pockets of dough with delicious fillings including, my favorite, potatoes and cheese.
All around the world, people have been coming up with different variations of the Pierogie. They Call it a a Perozshkii in the Ukraine, a Piragi in Latvia, and a Pelmini in Russia. It is sometimes spelled Perogi, which is Polish for Pierogie.
Other Spellings: Perogy, piroghi, pirohi, pirogi, piroshki, perogi, peroshkie, pipirozhki, pyrohy, pirozhki, pyrizhky