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Old 12-09-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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Dressing up Pierogi

In a week or so Im having a bunch of family over for the holidays.
I decided that I wanted to serve pierogi ( in addition to everything else).

I love pierogi any which way ( boiled, baked , pan fried).

Being vegetarian we are going with the Potato/ Cheese pierogi.

I was wondering what anyone here ( who likes pierogis) does to kinda make them less boring.

Ive seen them served with fried onions

Just curious for ideas,

Thanks,

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Old 12-09-2015, 07:01 PM   #2
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What else are you serving?
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:02 PM   #3
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not sure yet :)
But probably something along the lines of felafel, spinach pie ( baked ziti for the kids).
Kind of a little bit of everything
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:18 PM   #4
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I like the potato and cheese ones too. I put butter in a pan and fry up bread crumbs until brown and crunchy, then a bowl of sour cream. When they are served, they get a spoonful of sour cream and then a small pile of crumbs. When you cut into a perogi, you dip it in the sour cream and then the crumbs.....and you get hot and cold, rich, creamy, and crunchy. That's how I've had them since childhood.
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:19 PM   #5
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Butter and pan fried onions or butter and poppy seeds are the only way we ever served them along with a side dish of sour cream to plop on the top!
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Sour cream is good
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Old 12-09-2015, 10:16 PM   #7
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The best ones I've ever had were served with caramelized onions in a light beef gravy with sour cream on the side. You could make a nice mushroom & red wine gravy instead of beef for that yummy savory deliciousness
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The best ones I've ever had were served with caramelized onions in a light beef gravy with sour cream on the side. You could make a nice mushroom & red wine gravy instead of beef for that yummy savory deliciousness
OH MY GAWD! GG that sounds A~MAZ~ING!
Def gonna try it!
With THAT, what does it matter what else you're having!!!
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:04 PM   #9
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OH MY GAWD! GG that sounds A~MAZ~ING!
Def gonna try it!
With THAT, what does it matter what else you're having!!!
That was the appetizer. I don't remember what the main dish was We were in a lovely little restaurant in a beautiful town in the mountains of Pennsylvania. It was so good 😋
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Old 12-09-2015, 11:34 PM   #10
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Well now you might try some tulle skirts. Though they might be hard to eat.
Your dinner sounds fabulous.
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Sour cream. Carmelized onions. Homemade Kraut. Gerkins. Pickled beets. Bread and butter pickles. Dill pickles. Pickled red Kraut. More sour cream.
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Personally I do not like potato/cheese pierogi, I prefer potato and cheese pierogi separately. Then I would serve potato with fried onions and mushrooms, the cheese kind I make sweet and serve with sour cream and syrup. I know it's not what you were asking Larry. But the potato/ cheese mixture is just hard for me s to imagine what to serve with but melted butter.


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Personally I do not like potato/cheese pierogi, I prefer potato and cheese pierogi separately. Then I would serve potato with fried onions and mushrooms, the cheese kind I make sweet and serve with sour cream and syrup. I know it's not what you were asking Larry. But the potato/ cheese mixture is just hard for me s to imagine what to serve with but melted butter.

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Like pot stickers, I like the pierogi with a seasoned lightly browned butter.
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Here is one of my favorites: Spinach, mushroom & onion in butter sauce.

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Sauteed onions or sour cream are the two ways we've had them at our house. I'm liking some of these other ideas, though. Himself said he does remember his Grandma toasting breadcrumbs in the butter drippings after the pierogi were done being fried. He said it was to make sure the butter didn't get wasted. It only got waisted.


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Personally I do not like potato/cheese pierogi, I prefer potato and cheese pierogi separately...
When it comes to the potato-cheese pierogi up here, I'll agree with you right away, Charlie. The local potato variety includes the mild "farmers' cheese", which has very little taste. When I made pierogi (for the first time) last week, I mixed a generous amount of medium-sharp cheddar into the potato filling, along with sauteed minced onions.

I haven't been able to get them here, but "cheese pierogi" back in OH were a sweetened dry cottage cheese. So good! My next attempt at homemade ones will be sweet cheese, along with prune for Himself. I don't like prune lekvar, but I like Himself.
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Here is one of my favorites: Spinach, mushroom & onion in butter sauce.

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I always pan-fried these with fresh red onion, minced garlic, and butter.

While pan-frying, heat up some tomato sauce or pasta sauce.

Serve them with the sauce and a little bit of sour cream, a sprinkle of fresh basil and sage.

It's yummy! Oh.....I like the other ideas too!
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