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practical way to reheat pierogi


louicky   Dec 16, 2007, 08:24am /  #1
We have our pierogi all made for Wigilia. In the past, we have put them in a single layer on a rack in foil pan that has water onteh bottom - in essence, we steam them in the oven. Does anyone have a more practical way to heat up bulk amounts of pierogi. We are serving a family of 22, so there are LOTS of pierogi!!!


krysia   Dec 16, 2007, 08:34am /  #2
You boil pierogi in salted water for about 4-5 minutes. Unless you have allready done that before freezing, which you didn't have to....

omniba   Dec 16, 2007, 01:11pm /  #3
How about frying them - or steaming them.

Wroclaw   Dec 16, 2007, 02:50pm /  #4
Blast them in the microwave oven. But not too much coz they sometimes dry out a little.

You should be able to boil 30 - 40 in a big pan. That's still at least three panfulls

If you fry them... you'll end up using two or three big frying pans at the same time.

Back to your own method. Two big trays in the oven. You don't want to be trying some new method on Christmas Eve.

Krzysztof Edited by: Krzysztof    Dec 16, 2007, 03:28pm /  #5
- I use 2 methods (we always boil them before freezing):
- putting them (unfrozen) in boiling, salted water just for 1-2 minutes (longer if you put them still frozen), and then they are like fresh. But don't keep them as long as during cooking - just keep checking how they look and if they are hot, after a few tries you'll figure out how long to keep in the water.
- unfreeze and fry on oil/butter (real butter, with ~80% milk fat is usually better than oil or vegetable fats like margarine), use slow fire (or however you say it in English, I mean don't give too much power to the oven)

(frying frozen pierogi in a pan is not a good idea, because you have to be really careful: often you either burn the outside or take them out of the pan when the inside (filling) is still cold or even a little frozen.

louicky   Dec 18, 2007, 02:29pm /  #6
Thanks!! Like I said, I personally would use the microwave but my family almost had a coronary when I suggested it!!! I certainly do that for smaller batches during the year.

We did cook these prior to freezing....so I will revert to steaming them in the oven this tiem around and try out some of the other methods during the year.

I appreciate your suggestions!

osiol   Dec 18, 2007, 02:57pm /  #7
Some people believe that microwave ovens are the work of the devil.

sledz   Dec 18, 2007, 03:54pm /  #8
I like to boil them first then fry them in a pan with oil

I love pierogis! Thanks for the idea now I know whats for dinner tonight:)

Lady in red   Dec 21, 2007, 06:37pm /  #9
osiol wrote:
Some people believe that microwave ovens are the work of the devil.



Could be some truth in that <g> I haven't used a microwave for many years and just bought one last week < I knew I had the devil in me > hahahaha !!


But i would only ever re heat pierogi by frying them in some butter 'cos that's how my Mun used to do it......and that's the only way as far as I am concerned. Yummy pierogi,lol.


:)

krysia   Dec 21, 2007, 10:32pm /  #10
osiol wrote:
Some people believe that microwave ovens are the work of the devil.

Some Amish people here don't use electricity or running water, don't have cars, TV's, computers, etc. because they believe that's the work of the devil.
And they're right!!! Hahahahaha

Grzegorz_   Dec 24, 2007, 01:07pm /  #11
krysia wrote:
Some Amish people here


They are in Poland too. No kidding.

hancock   Dec 25, 2007, 10:14pm /  #12
they really suck up water. when they are cold make sure they are damp with some cold water and put them in a plastic bag in the fridge not freezer. then fry them with bacon and mushrooms, when you want them.

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