Bubba’s Polish Pierogi Recipe

Pierogi Traditional

Makes about 8 dozen. Can be made ahead and frozen.



8 to 10 potatoes

1 onion, finely chopped

6 T margarine or butter

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

salt and pepper


Peel and cut potatoes into cubes. Boil until tender. Reserve cooking water for dough. (aha! That’s why we had you make the filling first!)

Meanwhile, saute onion in butter, set aside to cool.

Mash potatoes, add onion with butter, cheeses, season to taste and mix well. Set aside.

This is one of many traditional fillings. You can also use a mashed potato/cottage cheese mixture, or mashed potato/sauerkraut mixture.



2 1/4 cups reserved potato water, cooled to lukewarm

2 eggs

6 T veg. oil

6 to 7 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 t salt


Combine potato water, eggs and oil; mix well.

in another bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center. Pour water/egg mixture into well and stir until mixture is smooth.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead several times.

Place dough in well greased bowl, turning once, and cover. Let rest for at least 20 minutes, 2 hours is better.

On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough into circles with a jelly glass.

Place dough circle in the palm of the left hand. Plop a teaspoon of potato mixture into the center of the dough circle.   Fold one half over the potato mixture and pinch the open edges together. Experts do this with a little twist. Be sure they are tightly sealed or the filling will ooze out during the boiling.

IF YOU ARE FREEZING SOME FOR LATER: Place on baking sheets lined with wax paper. Once frozen, place in a large zipper-style plastic bag to store in freezer.

To cook: Bring a large cooking pot of water to boil. Cook p erogis in batches of 6 in boiling water. They are done when they rise to the surface.

Fry in butter and onions until surface is golden brown.

Serve with sour cream.

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