My gran gave me this rustic recipe for pierogi, or Polish stuffed dumplings. A friend from Poland told me they were better than his mother's! Serve as a main or a starter.
Watch our How to make pierogi video to see how to make traditional Polish pierogi.
I only gave the recipe four stars because instead of the cottage cheese, you need to use farmers cheese. Most markets have this. I also added sauteed onions to my mashed potatoe mixture. Other than that, this was just like my grandmother used to make. It wasn't as hard as I expected. Thank you so much for this recipe. Next time I will add some sauerkraut to the mixture. My grandmother also did these with plums and just boiled them. When they were done she would top them with sour cream and sugar. I know it sounds weird but they were wonderful! Now I have the dough recipe and can make many variations. Thank you! - 09 Sep 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
These are worth all the hard work and effort. Be sure to roll the dough very thin. The more delicate they are, the more delicious they are. I also filled mine with potato & sharp cheddar and sour kraut & onion. Remember, it goes alot quicker if you have a helper. One person to roll and cut dough and one person to stuff and pinch. - 23 Dec 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
The dough is very easy to prepare and prepares enough for 24 Pierogi. The recipe for the filling, if followed completely, would make enough filling for 9 zillion Pierogi. I followed the directions, and adding only ONE container of cottage cheese, had enough filling for the 24 and enough thrown out which could have made 5000. Has the recipe been wrongly written?? I think so. - 03 Feb 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)