Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Now, I must admit this is one of the few foods the carnivore actually introduced me to (usually it is the other way around). This is not surprising considering this lovely dough dumpling is usually filled with mashed potatoes and cheese. What's not to love? You can get a varieties of other fillings though - everything from onions and cabbage for your savory cravings to berries and cream for your sweet tooth.
They can be prepared a number of ways too - boiled, baked, and of course fried in butter is certainly a favorite. (Paula would approve.) And while perogies are something you can easily make yourself, I usually just by them pre-made. And, I'm not going to apologize about that either.
Most recently when I made this potato side dish I actually boiled them. I also got a version with onions inside to sneak a veggie on my carnivores plate. Once they were fulled cooked, I removed them from the water and then tossed them with salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, thyme from my herb garden, and what else - butter. Even the topping choices are endless.
So if you are looking for a different side dish to satisfy the vegetarians and carnivores alike in your house, I suggest you try them yourself if you haven't already. You won't be sorry!