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Ukrainian Dish!
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup water
Filling-See Recipe Instructions


1. Mound flour on a bread board and make a well in the center.

2. Drop eggs and salt into well. Add water; working from the center to outside of flour mound, mix flour into liquid in center with one hand and keep flour mounded with other hand. Knead until dough is firm and well-mixed.

3. Cover dough with a warm bowl; let rest 10 minutes.

4. Divide dough into halves. On floured surface, using half of the dough at a time, roll dough as time, roll dough as thin as possible.

5. Cut out 3-inch rounds with a large biscuit cutter.

6. Place a small spoonful of filling a little to one side on each round of dough. Moisten edge with water, fold over and press edges together firmly. Be sure they are well-sealed to prevent filling from leaking out.

7. Drop pierogi into boiling salted water. Cook gently 3-5 minutes, or until pierogi's float. Lift out of water with a perforated spoon.

Note-The dough will have a tendancy to dry. A dry dough will not seal completely. Work with half the dough at a time, rolling out a large circle of dough and placing small mounds of filling far enough apart to allow for cutting. Then cut with biscuit cutter and seal firmly. Never put too many pierogi in cooking water. The uncooked will stick together and the cooked get lumpy and tough.

Beef Filling-
1 large onion, halved and sliced
2 Tbls. margarine or shortening
1 3/4 cups ground cooked beef
3/4 cup cooked rice
2 tsp. instant bouillon or meat extract
3 Tbls. hot water
1 Tbls. chopped fresh parsley
Salt and pepper

Stir-fry onion in margarine in a large skillet until golden. Stir in meat and rice. Dissolve bouillon in hot water. Add to meat mixture with parsley, salt, and pepper to taste!

Sausage Filling-
10 oz. sausage, skinned and chopped
1/2 cup grated cheese or chopped mushrooms
1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
1 egg

Combine all ingredients thoroughly!

Potato Filling-
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbls. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. white pepper
2 cups mashed potatoes

Saute onion in butter 5 minutes. Stir in salt and pepper. Combine potatoes and onion mixture. Blend well!

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Recipe Origin: United States
Submitted by:
Natalka Shpot

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