Pierogi were always a snack prepared for us by my Lithuanian great-grandmother when I was a child. My mother gave me a recipe from her head when I had a hankering to make them last year. I felt like making them again today but could not find her recipe for the dough... The dough in the recipe posted here was perfect. My family's dough used egg, flour, and milk; I found the sour cream to add some more elasticity. They turned out great!
I did however use my own potato filling recipe; not sure if it's a Lithuanian thing or just my family, but we do a cheese and potato filling. I drain cottage cheese in cheesecloth (or a nylon stocking) until there is no liquid left in it, then form the filling with equal parts mashed potato and the cheese (and of course the onions.)
My favorite way to eat these is fried in butter until crispy and golden brown on outside. I'm yet to try this, but my mother said that my great-grandmother used to also serve the pierogi with a simple sauce made of heavy cream and sliced bacon.
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Pierogi were always a snack prepared for us by my Lithuanian great-grandmother when I was a...