Monday, January 27, 2014

Heart Shaped Pierogies for Valentines Day


You could not drag me kicking and screaming into a restaurant on Valentines Day.  WAY too crowded, and usually overpriced, for me.  I would rather stay home and cook.  My favorite menu is prime rib, or steaks, and heart shaped pierogies.

I use a simple heart cookie cutter to cut out the dough, place a spoon of mashed potatoes (with some sour cream, cheese, garlic, and sauteed onions added in) and top with another heart of dough.  Then I use a fork to crimp the edges.

I usually boil these lightly, then toss in melted butter and more sauteed onions, and serve with sour cream.

For the Dough:

2 cups of flour
2 eggs (room temperature, and lightly beaten with a fork)
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup of room temperature water

Mix until the dough is well mixed and firm.  Let sit in a covered bowl for a few minutes.  (I usually let it sit while I mix up the potatoes)

For the Filling:
half an onion, sliced thin, sauteed in butter
mashed potatoes - you can even use instant
a little sour cream, to thin the potatoes

mix all together. 



2 comments:

  1. Too cute! I might try these with Chinese dumpling filling as well...

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  2. What a clver idea! I LOVE perogies and this would be a fun St Valentine's Day dinner for my husband!

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