A Pierogi is a type of boiled dumpling made from unleavened dough and stuffed with various ingredients. Pierogi are usually small enough to be served several at a time. Though this food has strong ties to Slavic culture, similar foods occur in many cultures across Europe and Asia.
The outside of a pierogi is a type of dough made from flour, warm water, and beaten egg. The inside filling is prepared many different ways depending on your taste. They can be stuffed with sauerkraut, cheese, mashed potatoes, cabbage, onion, various types of meat, vegetables or fruit.
After being stuffed, the ends of each pierogi are pinched, and together the batch is put into a boiling pot of water, fried in butter, or baked in the oven with other garnish.
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