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942Pierogi -- Mix 'Em Up

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  • Lynn
    Mar 10, 2006
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      LOL* Talk about a delayed reaction! Awhile back, AG asked about
      pierogi recipes... I did not forget about you :) I am sending a
      recipe for pierogis here because it was too long to add to the
      database. Pierogis make the perfect mixed food because you can add
      anything to them & adapt them to your own culture. Enjoy :)

      Lynn
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      Pierogis are dumplings filled with veggies, meat, eggs, cheese, fruit
      or mashed potatoes (or a combination of). The origin of pierogis is
      from Central and Eastern Europe, although they are eaten in cultures
      from around the world (they may not always be called "pierogi" there
      are many adaptations).

      Pierogis are wonderful to cook because you can add any flavor to them-
      -you can mix them up!

      The easiest way to prepare pierogis is to buy the frozen kind in the
      supermarket. And while you are in the store--you can have fun
      thinking of what you want to add to your pierogis. Polish pierogis
      are traditionally boiled then fried, butter and breadcrumbs are added
      to them. Sour cream is also a popular topping with pierogis. You can
      add pierogies (the cheese kind works best) to your recipe for
      macaroni n' cheese. You can add tomato sauce to pierogis. I like to
      add chicken gravy to my pierogis and serve them with a side of
      scrambled eggs. Or turn them into a casserole.

      Ingredients for Pierogi Casserole:

      Box of Frozen Pierogies
      Chopped Onion
      Mixed Veggies (Frozen or Fresh-Corn, Green Bean, Peas, Carrots,
      Broccoli etc)
      Family Size Can of Cream of Chicken Soup OR Cream of Celery Soup
      1 soup can full of milk
      Cheese (optional)
      Mushrooms (optional)

      Preheat Oven to 350 F.

      1. Cook meat. Chicken breasts should be baked at 350f for 25-30
      minutes or until juices run clear. Season as you like. Pre-cooked ham
      should be warmed in an oven at 350f for
      8-10 minutes, add water to the bottom of the pan to keep moist (drain
      water when adding casserole ingredients).
      2. Place a large saucepan of water on the stove & boil.
      3. Add frozen pierogies and cook 5-7 min. or until the pierogies
      begin to float
      4. Put pierogies in a stainer and drain
      (Optional-If you like crisp pierogies, do this extra step. Grease a
      frying pan. Add chopped onion and pierogies. Fry until lightly
      browned. Keep an eye on the pierogies because they cook fast! You can
      also bake the boiled pierogis for 3-5 minutes, they will be crisp &
      fluffy.)
      5. Use saucepan to mix cream soup and milk (mix empty soup can with
      milk). Mix with a wisk until bubbly and well-blended.
      6. Grease a baking pan (or use a disposable aluminum pan). Add soup,
      pierogies, meat and veggies. Onions and mushrooms should also be
      added to the mix. If using cheese, sprinkle on top.
      7. Bake 30-40 minutes until hot & bubbly. Enjoy!
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