National Pierogi Day
Pierogi is a Polish dish that anyone who has visited Poland or had a Polish acquaintance, or someone who knew someone who was Polish can tell you. Pierogi is a well-known Polish dish that almost everyone knows.
It is true that traditional pierogi are delicious and filling. There are many varieties to choose from so everyone can find the pierogi they like.
This dish has something for everyone, from simple potato and cheese-stuffed pierogi to tarterogi filled with salmon or rare wild mushrooms to sweet and tangy pierogi made with plums. Pierogi deserve their own holiday. This day is the best time to indulge in the many flavors of this dish.
Pierogi have been around from the time of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This dualistic European state existed from 16th to 18th centuries. Remember that pierogi were not as easy to make in those days. It was physically exhausting to work in the fields and forests. There weren’t any machines like they have today. High-calorie foods like carbohydrate-rich pierogi are very popular because of this. Pirogi, which are relatively inexpensive and simple to make, quickly became one the most loved dishes in the Polish-Lithuanian Commomnwealth.
This is the best way to celebrate. These are not the ones you can find at your local grocery. They are made with a bland paste of potato starch and processed cheese. Asking a friend if they can bring you real pierogi is the best way to get them the authentic way. You can also look for a Polish-owned deli in your area and purchase some pierogi there if you don’t know anyone. Real pierogi will be a far more satisfying choice than the bland, sticky calorie bombs that you have tried.
If you feel adventurous, you can make your own pierogi. These are the simplest and easiest pierogi. They are filled with simple ingredients like onions, farmer’s cheddar, potatoes and are a great way to begin your Polish cuisine journey.
Boil the potatoes in salted water until soft. Drain and then mash them. Let cool. The onion should be cooked in butter on medium heat until it becomes fragrant.
Add the farmer’s cheddar to the potatoes and the onions. Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
Combine the flour, egg, and warm water in a large bowl. Knead until you have a smooth dough.
It can be rolled out to about 1/8″ thick. Then, use a large magnifying glass to make circles.
One teaspoon of the filling should be placed in the middle of each circle of dough. Seal the circle with water to ensure the edges stay put. In batches of 10-12, cook in salted water for 7-10 mins or until they float on the surface.
Enjoy the Polish taste!