For my first time making pierogies, these did take a LONG time to make. That is the only real downside though because they were delicious. My husband and 3 year old son loved them too... husband said they reminded him of his grandma's verenika (German dumplings).
Cheddar and Potato Pierogies
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Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
- Calories: 323
- Fat: 10.3g
- Saturated fat: 5.6g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.9g
- Protein: 11.3g
- Carbohydrate: 45.8g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Cholesterol: 85mg
- Iron: 3mg
- Sodium: 350mg
- Calcium: 116mg
- 1 (10-ounce) baking potato, peeled and quartered
- 2 ounces reduced-fat cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1/2 cup)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 9 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 cups)
- 3/4 cup light sour cream, divided
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3/4 cup diced red onion
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 12 cups water
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1. Place potato in a medium saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes; drain. Combine potato, cheddar cheese, 2 teaspoons butter, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl; mash with a potato masher.
- 2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Combine 1/2 cup sour cream and eggs in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add sour cream mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until combined. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
- 3. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 4 minutes. Stir onion mixture into potato mixture.
- 4. Divide dough into 2 portions. Roll each portion to a 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 4-inch round cutter into 18 rounds. Working with 1 round at a time, spoon 1 tablespoon potato mixture onto each round. Fold dough over filling; press edges together to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and potato mixture.
- 5. Bring 12 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add half of pierogies; cook 2 minutes or until pierogies float. Remove cooked pierogies with a slotted spoon. Repeat procedure with remaining pierogies.
- 6. Melt 2 teaspoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of pierogies to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 teaspoons butter and remaining pierogies. Place 3 pierogies on each of 6 plates; top each serving with 2 teaspoons sour cream. Sprinkle evenly with parsley.
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