I created a vegan pierogie recipe to keep my Polish tradition. Since I’m 100%, first generation Polish, pierogies is a tradition for the holidays since I was born. It’s my favorite Polish food, the mushroom is my second fave and the Ruskie is my first. As a a vegan, I had to find a way to recreate this recipe. I am happy to share this vegan pierogie recipe to all my Polish vegan friends.
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.
Vegan 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 mushroom filling :
4 oz dried mushroom
1 cup caramelized onions
Step 1: Prep the filling day before.
– Boil the mushrooms, then drain the water, put fresh water, and re boil.
– Finely chop the mushrooms or use a food processor and finely chop to small pieces.
– 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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