- 1 cup cooked and mashed potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1 pound dry cottage cheese
- 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
- Mash peeled, chunked potatoes that have been boiled for 20 minutes in lightly
salted water over medium-high heat When cooled, add egg and blend well in a
medium-size mixing bowl. Add flour and salt. Blend with a wooden spoon to combine.
- Place mixture on a lightly floured surface and knead, adding more flour
if necessary to completely bind all ingredients. Roll out the mixture on the
same lightly floured surface, and cut into 3-inch squares or rounds.
- Meanwhile, prepare the filling in a separate mixing bowl by thoroughly combining
the dry cottage cheese, egg and additional yolk, lemon juice and sugar.
- Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and place over medium-high heat
to prepare to boil Pierogi.
- Fill the Pierogi by placing a spoonful of the filling mixture a little to
one side of the center of each square or circle of mashed potato dough. Moisten
the edge of the dough by dipping your fingertips in a bowl of cool water and
running them around the edge of the dough; then press firmly to seal and prevent
the filling from running out during boiling and frying.
- Cook the Pierogi in boiling water until they float to the top. Dry slightly
on a clean dish towel before sauté ing for about 2 minutes in melted butter
in a large skillet set at medium heat, making sure to turn at least once during
- Serve warm with salt and pepper for seasoning.