How To Cook Perogies

 

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If you know me at all then you know that I love perogies. I love to make them for the people I love, but more importantly I love to eat them, and on Easter Sunday Twyla and I did just that. On Good Friday we made dinner for a bunch of youth leaders and were left with a ton of left over spiral ham from Costco. That leftover ham was the reason we made perogies. When I was young my Grandma (Gladys Grodzinski) would try to cook as little as possible on the farm in the summer. It was just way to hot and she didn’t want to use the oven. So Grandma would buy a huge ham and cook it  on a cool day. We would then eat that same ham COLD every day for the next week. However, you can’t just eat cold ham, that wold be weird. So she could bring out some homemade pickles, veggies from the garden, and fry up some perogies. Even as I type this my mind is racing to the smell of the house and the taste of the food, and the joy of feeling like a kid again.

Here are the basics of how to make perogies the Grodzinski way. You can also follow the directions of each picture of the slide show. This method is good for store-bought or homemade perogies, if you’re looking for homemade perogies and you live in Chilliwack check out Hofstede’s Country Barn (http://hofstedes.ca) they have them frozen in the back.

Traditional Method

  1. Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil
  2. Place Perogies in the pot
  3. Bring the water (with the Perogies) to a boil until they start to float
  4. Then eat

Grandma’s Method

  1. Fill large pot with water and bring to a boil
  2. Place Perogies in the pot
  3. Boil until they start to float
  4. While boiling place frying pan on the stove with 4tbsp of butter in the pan
  5. Heat the butter
  6. When the water is boiling remove from heat and place the perogies in the pan of butter and
  7. Fry until golden brown.
  8. Then eat

FAT JESSE Method

  1. Fry a pan of bacon
  2. Set bacon on the side BUT keep the bacon fat in the pan
  3. Fill large pot with water  and bring to a boil
  4. Place perogies in the pot
  5. Boil until they start to float
  6. While boiling reheat the bacon fat
  7. When the Perogies water is boiling remove from heat and place the Perogies in the pan of bacon fat and cook until ready.
  8. Then eat

 

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One Comment

  1. Jean Lawley says:

    Oh soooo good.
    These are truly Delicious!
    Great Job Jesse and Twyla 🙂

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