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How to cook Frozen pierogi? Boil or Fry?


ColonelBlimp Activity: 2 / 11
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2 Jan 2009  #1

how do i cook the frozen pierogi that i brought back from my holiday? my polish is not adequate enough to translate the cooking instructions. boil or fry?
whyikit Activity: 6 / 102
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2 Jan 2009  #2

You boil it in water that has been salted, until they rise to the top of the water, according to my Polish Girlfriends mum!!!
ColonelBlimp Activity: 2 / 11
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2 Jan 2009  #3

Thank you- now I can have lunch!
ladykangaroo Activity: - / 166
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3 Jan 2009  #4

Boil if frozen and uncooked.

But once they are boiled they are absoultely delicious if fried with onion :)
osiol Activity: 57 / 3,959
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3 Jan 2009  #5

I can't think of anything I'd fry from frozen unless I had to cook frozen mince, but then it would have to be free-flow.
ukpolska  
3 Jan 2009  #6

Microwave the buggers, it's quicker and you don't boil out the taste ;)
Wroclaw Activity: 50 / 5,494
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3 Jan 2009  #7

I do this sometimes, but find that it doesn't do the pastry much good.

However, if you buy them at a kiosk, they are often reheated in the microwave.
ukpolska  
5 Jan 2009  #8

If you have a microwavable bowl, then sprinkle water over the top to keep them moist, then cover the top with cling film and microwave like that.
Works a treat.
escapee3 Activity: 8 / 63
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13 Jun 2010  #9

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food preparation - Frozen Cheese Pierogi

Hi all... we wanted to try some Polish food, so I bought some from the local Polish shop. But, running the cooking instructions through Google Translate brings up nonsense. So, anyone care to tell me how to prepare these frozen cheese pierogis (spelling?)? What on earth is a 2-3-1?

Google says:

"move the contents of bag in a frozen state to a 2-3-1 boiling, salted water. after falling to the bottom, stir gently spoon the reverse side. after departure pierona simmer for approx. Serve with smletanka"

Thanks...

steve
dtaylor5632 Activity: 18 / 2,040
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13 Jun 2010  #10

cook them in boiling water for 5-10 minutes ;)
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,984
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13 Jun 2010  #11

Put the contents of the bag (in their frozen state) into 2.5 litres of boiling and salted water.

After sinking to the bottom, mix/stir lightly with the reverse side of a spoon.

Simmer for about 5 to 10 mins on a low heat after they have risen.

I always wait til they rise to the top and leave them for a minute or two max.
escapee3 Activity: 8 / 63
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13 Jun 2010  #12

Do I need to get some of those 'boil in the bag' type bags? I simmered them directly in the water, but they came out quite soggy looking - is that right, is that the texture they should have? I always thought they were kind of crispy.

steve
Wroclaw Activity: 50 / 5,494
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13 Jun 2010  #13

I always thought they were kind of crispy.


when you fry them, yes.
escapee3 Activity: 8 / 63
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13 Jun 2010  #14

Well, we braved them, and I'm still here :-) As they cooled they went less soggy.

Are they eaten as a kind of side order to a meat dish or something?
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,984
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13 Jun 2010  #15

Exactly! Cheese ones will likely be that bit soggier although soggy is not a word I like to use. Soft and squidgy maybe :) Wrocław is right, fry them to make them crispy.
escapee3 Activity: 8 / 63
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13 Jun 2010  #16

when you fry them, yes.


That would explain it... we had them in America a long, long time ago when we visited a Polish Aunt over there, and I think they were fried (with some sort of mince inside)...
1jola Activity: 17 / 1,926
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13 Jun 2010  #17

The 2-3-1 is actually 2-3 liters.

If they are soggy, then you can crispen them up on a frying pan after boiling. Use oil or butter and can add some chopped onion and/or bacon bits. Experiment.

A glass of buttermilk ( can add chopped chives) to chase them down with.
shush Activity: 1 / 222
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13 Jun 2010  #18

What on earth is a 2-3-1?

It's 2-3 L where l is litres
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,984
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13 Jun 2010  #19

Yes, those points have been made already. Get with the program! Let the man wash them down with what he wants.
escapee3 Activity: 8 / 63
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13 Jun 2010  #20

It's 2-3 L where l is litres


Oh, that's so obvious now you point it out - thanks.

Thanks, everyone, I'm off to enjoy my food... :-)
Seanus Activity: 15 / 19,984
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13 Jun 2010  #21

Stuffed pockets can mix well with many kinds of drinks.
polkamaniac Activity: 1 / 488
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14 Jun 2010  #22

Pierogies and a good shot of vodka go well together



lowfunk99 Activity: 10 / 382
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14 Jun 2010  #23

I chop up an onion and fry them in butter. Then I serve with sour cream.
Polonius3 Activity: 901 / 6,357
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14 Jun 2010  #24

Pierogi are generally not a go-together with meat dishes but a meal in thesmelves. Dumpling (unfilled) such as pyzy, kluski ¶l±skie, kładzione, etc. are on the other hand often served with meat courses (instead of potatoes or pasta).
plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,276
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14 Jun 2010  #25

boil in very salty water until they rise to the top, then fry them in butter to golden brown flipping a bunch as they tend to stick to the pan. then serve with one of the above suggested ways.. bon appetit.
polkamaniac Activity: 1 / 488
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14 Jun 2010  #26

The way we like them is to boil pierogies in water till they float to the top.At the same time melt some butter in a frypan and add chopped onions--mix --then pour mixture over the pierogies----mmmmmmmm delicious !!!!



dtaylor5632 Activity: 18 / 2,040
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14 Jun 2010  #27

And NOT forgetting to add copious amounts of Maggi!!!
escapee3 Activity: 8 / 63
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15 Jun 2010  #28

Dumpling (unfilled) such as pyzy, kluski ¶l±skie, kładzione, etc. are on the other hand often served with meat courses (instead of potatoes or pasta).


It's the unfilled ones I had, which made me think they had to go with something.

What do the filled ones come with as fillings?
plk123 Activity: 11 / 4,276
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16 Jun 2010  #29

there is no such thing as unfilled pierogi.. as to what the fillings are? whatever you can think of.. or google pierogi for some ideas.
Chicago Pollock Activity: 7 / 510
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16 Jun 2010  #30

Living in Chicago we always ate our pierogi's fried in butter, never boiled. Filled with all kinds of stuff, but my favorite was sauerkraut. Least favorite was prunes, yuk. Used to add mushroom soup as a kind of sauce. Also never eaten alone but with a meat dish either polish sausage or polish ham. I got my english wife to make 'em and we have once a year of so. Good stuff.



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