I created the best vegan potato pierogie recipe. Since I’m 100%, first generation Polish, pierogies has been a tradition for many years. Potato pierogies known as “ruskie” pierogis, has been the staple for many holiday dinners. It’s one of my favorite Polish food, especially “Ruskie” aka Potato cheese. Now I am vegan, I had to find a way to recreate this recipe. I am happy to share this recipe because it’s so good and can keep my Polish Tradition.
Warning: Perfecting the pierogie technique will take time, but you will get the hang of it. Practice makes perfect. I have been making pierogies for many years.
Last warning: Making pierogies takes up your day.
Best Vegan Potato Pierogie Recipe
Ingredients for the dough:
2 cups All purpose flour or gluten free (*GF dough breaks easily)
1/2 cup Warm water
1/4 cup Melt (vegan margarine brand) or canola oil
Ingredients for”Ruskie”-Potato filling
1 cup Cooked & mashed Idaho potatoes
1 cup Chopped caramelized onions cooked with olive oil
1-2 Minced garlic cloves
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Pepper
Pinch of sea salt
Step 1: Prep the filling day before.
– Mix all the ingredients well and place the mixture covered in the refrigerator.
Step 2: Prep the dough
– Mix all the dough ingredients on a big wooden cutting board or a clean surface. Knead until smooth, add some extra warm weather if needed.
– Let it set for 30 min covered.
Step 3: Start making pierogies and start boiling water with a large pot
– Separate the dough in 2 parts.
– Roll out the first part till its 1/8″ thick.
– Use the top water glass to cut circles or use a 3-4″ circle cookie cutter.
– Have a warm glass of water by your side. This will be used to seal it closed if needed.
– Grab your circle and place it on top of your thumb and pointer finger.
– Use a spoon and scoop about 1 tbs to the center of circle.
– Put some water along the 1/2 edge of the circle.
– Fold it over and pinch the center and work your way along the edge. Make sure it’s completely sealed or water will get in.
– Once it’s completely sealed, gently drop the pierogis one by one in boiling water. Stir gently.
– When the pierogies floats, scoop it up, and place it on a plate.
Step 4: It’s time to eat the pierogies
-Get a large pan. Add some olive oil and chopped onions.
-Once the onions is about to caramelize, add the pierogis on the pan.
-Cook both sides till lightly brown 🙂
-Once it’s ready, Enjoy your Vegan-licious Pierogis!
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