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Video:Lazy Cheese Pierogi

with Natasha Levitan

Pierogi are Eastern European dumplings stuffed with different fillings such as potato and fried onion or farmer's cheese. This quick version of pierogi takes minutes to make, and the results are delicious for eating right away or freezing for later.See Transcript

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Transcript:Lazy Cheese Pierogi

Hi, I'm Natasha Levitan for About.com. Pierogi are Eastern European dumplings. They can be stuffed with potatoes and onions, fried mushrooms, cabbage and eggs, or farmer's cheese. I love pierogi, but I'm too lazy to make my own dough. Here's a quick way to make pierogi without spending hours on dough from scratch.

Pierogi Ingredients

You'll need:
  • 20 dough wraps
  • 16 ounces of farmer's cheese
  • 1 egg
  • brush
  • 1 tbsp of sour cream

Fill the Pierogi

We are going use an egg as a glue to keep the pierogi together. Crack an egg over a side of the bowl and mix it with a fork.

Arrange the wraps on the surface and take a teaspoon of the farmer's cheese and place it in the middle of the dough. Then dip the brush into the egg and brush the edges of the dough. Pinch the dough together and set the dumpling aside.

Boil the Pierogi

Heat the water on high in a large pot until the water boils. Carefully place the dumplings in boiling water and turn the heat to low. Cooking pierogi is very similar to cooking ravioli - they're ready when they float to the top. Turn the heat off and remove pierogi with a slotted spoon.

Serve them hot with a dollop of sour cream.

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