Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What Are Perogies?

I was asked what perogies are and thought I would share with all of you.

Perogies are a Ukrainian, and Polish dish that many Germans make as well. They are something like Ravioli but instead of being stuffed with meat or chopped veggies have a center of mashed potatoes and cheese.

Most people grate old cheddar to mix and melt with the cheese. I cheat and buy a processed cheese spread because I like the taste much better.

They are boiled and then can be covered with a mixture of fried onions and melted butter. Or once cooked can be lightly fried or used in a casserole.

We like them boiled, slathered in melted butter and fried onions, salt and pepper. Then a large dollop of sour cream is placed on top.

This is comfort food to me and Harvey (though he prefers cottage cheese and potatoes in his perogies). It is something our mothers and grandmothers made when money was tight.

Here is a picture of them that I got from Bing.

I hope that answered everyone's questions.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Thank you for that great explanation. If I ever had them mine would be stuffed with cheese and onion.

  2. Perogies are a staple in my family. In her retirement, my mom would make perogies for people. She would make 16 dozen each day. Of course, people had their favorites, like the potato/cheese or sauerkraut. Some folks even use a fruit filling. There is a brand of perogies called Cheemos. My son would encourage grandma to make perogies for him by saying to her - I ran out of your perogies and it's a sorry day when I have to buy the Cheemos.

  3. Thank you, you are wonderful