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Old 01-03-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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Pierogies

I have been making my own Pierogies (sorry Mrs. T) and now my friends want me to make them a batch. I will need to freeze them ( the pierogies, not my friends ) and my question is...do I boil then freeze or freeze after forming them ?? Happy New Year !!!

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Old 01-03-2012, 11:03 AM   #2
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I wouldn't boil them. I would just freeze them. I don't think the store bought ones are precooked in any way. I could be wrong, though.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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When you make them, before you boil them, set them on a cookie sheet or half sheet pan covered with a piece of waxed paper, lightly dusted in flour and freeze them. Once they are frozen, put a dozen in a zip lock bag and freeze, and use them just like Mrs. T's.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:37 AM   #4
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I agree with blissful!

I would only add that you should invite your friends over for a pierogi making party so they can see how it is done.

Maybe if you teach them you will find a package of homemade pierogies coming your way from time to time!

For me that would be better than a dozen roses!
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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Making perogies is very time consuming, bending over the table or counter for a very long time if you were to make a few dozen.

Yes, invite your cooking friends over and make them together--it's always more fun that way.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #6
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Thanks to Poles all products of this kind are called as perogies.
Actually perogies it is pies with a stuffing. Baked.


That that you make likely or pelmeni or manti (steam).

In Siberia them traditionally do much for once (very much).
After them blind it expose on a frost. (It is often simple on a balcony)
In your case use a deep-freezer.

When it is required to prepare them.
Will boil water, salt it. Add perogies in boiled water also wait when will cook.
And you know that such smetana (sour cream)?
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #7
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Thanks to Poles all products of this kind are called as perogies.
Actually perogies it is pies with a stuffing. Baked.


That that you make likely or pelmeni or manti (steam).
Or vareniki, or ... the list goees on. Every nation has something simular.

What they called in Russia is irrelevant. Here they are called pierogi, I finally had to give in and start calling them that too.

But to the original poster the answer is make-freeze-boil. Do not have to defrost either. Just make sure they do not stick together when you freeze them.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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Two friends of mine and I typically get together in November and make 30-33 dozen perogies. The "chief" perogie maker has us boil them (1 doz at a time), for a minute, drain, toss in a stainless bowl with 1 tsp of butter, and then package in a zippie, lay them flat (in the zippie) on a cookie sheet, flash freeze. The butter keeps them from sticking and when you thaw them (10 minutes in the microwave on defrost setting), you can pan fry them for about 4-5 minutes (in butter, naturally) on each side on medium to medium high. I usually start sweating the onions when the perogies go in the microwave.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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I think I mentioned that ones already, but my mom and I made 1000 pierogies for a party, and wouldn't you know they were all gone. Took us a little while. I think like 3 days. And we made them all first and froze, and cooked right before the party. I don't think there is a wrong way to do it.
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