When we got home a couple of days back, this is what we tucked into - home-made Pierogi - Polish dumplings. I am so pleased with my first attempt ever at making pierogi from scratch at home. I have to admit, there was flour every where and it was also a little fiddly (the crimping part especially), but once I got into the routine, it was pretty plain sailing.
I think the pierogis look very autumnal on the plate, what do you think?!
The pierogis were really really yummy and comforting to eat. I felt like I was getting a big hug from my Nanny (bless her soul). This is not the kind of meal to whip up on the day. It is best made a day or two in advance or even at the weekend when you have more time to potter around. Then when you get back home after long day out, all you have to do is simmer, then pan fry in a little olive oil. I really really enjoyed them pan fried, all golden and crisp, and so did my husband. The Pierogi made a fabulous change from our 30 minute pasta meals. Oh and I mustn't forget the greens on the side, steamed broccoli on the side.
The recipe comes from Vegan Brunch. I have the cookbook (and a number of others from both Isa and Terry), but rather than write up the whole recipe here, just follow this link for the full recipe. The link will take you to the awesome PPK website. The only thing that I did differently was I stirred in the caramelized onion in with the potato filling, rather than serve it on the side. I am so hoping to make this again. I am sharing this post with Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes and Katie at Feeding Boys and a Firefighter for Octobers edition of Bookmarked Recipes.