This is a traditional Russian Recipe. It can be served many ways. A favorite way is to place crisp bacon chunks on top and dollop with sour cream. Russian's obviously don't pay close attention to calories. You can bake them to cut the fat content but of course they are not as good. You can also buy them frozen but again something is lost in the flavor. It is work but well worth it.
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup water
3 cups mashed potatoes (nothing but salt added)
2 Tbsp. butter
1/2 pound grated cheddar cheese
(You may omit cheese and add minced onion to taste or use both. I prefer both.)
Sift flour. Add salt, eggs and water to make soft dough. Do not over handle. Let rest approximately 1 hour. Meanwhile, mix thoroughly, the butter and cheese with the potatoes. Let mixture cool (it will be the filling). Roll dough on floured board, cut into 2 inch squares and place 1 tsp. full on each square. Fold in half to form a triangle, pinch edges securely. Drop into boiling water until Pirogi comes to the top of the water (about 10 minutes). Saute in butter and minced onions. Ready to serve with some of the butter and onions.
Love suffereth long and is kind.
I Corinthians 13:14
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Should we allow love to control us or should we control love?
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