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Polish Sauerkraut Pierogi Recipe

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Sauerkraut Pierogi

Sauerkraut Pierogi

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Sauerkraut filling is one of the quintessential flavors for stuffing Polish pierogi and Polish nalesniki, also known as blintzes or crepes. Since these are vegetarian, they would be perfect for meatless Lenten meals or for wigilia, also known as Christmas Eve supper.

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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: About 36 Sauerkraut Pierogi

Ingredients:

  • Sauerkraut Filling:
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 large finely chopped onion
  • 1 pound sauerkraut, drained, rinsed and chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 or more tablespoons sour cream
  • Pierogi Dough:
  • 1 recipe Georgia's Pierogi Dough

Preparation:

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions and cook until tender but not browned. Add sauerkraut and carrots. Cook, stirring often, 10 to 15 minutes or until volume has reduced and sauerkraut is tender. Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper and sour cream. If mixture doesn't hold its shape when squeezed together, add more sour cream. Let cool completely before filling pierogi dough.

  2. Prepare Georgia's Pierogi Dough recipe while filling is cooking. Using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop, follow these steps to roll, cut, fill and cook pierogi.
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