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Pierogi Extravaganza 2009

Posted Dec 22 2009 12:00am
This post is a bit late, as the event occurred a month ago, but I figure since we'll be eating what we made for Christmas, it's almost appropriate to post it now, too ;) The saturday after thanksgiving, aunts, cousins, grandma, and nephew came over to do some serious pierogi making. We're talking 3 batches of dough with 4 different fillings. My uncle is an amazing photographer (check out his site, gorgeous shots like this make a great gift!!) and documented the process. I'll point you to last years' post for the recipe. Enjoy the "show"!

Making the dough


Rolling out and cutting


little helper!


Potato & Onion (my favorite)


forming the pierogi


Crimping!
(much better with these than my hair ;))


Sauerkraut filling
(sauerkraut, drained and cooked with onions and butter, seasoned w/salt and pepper)


the sauerkraut ones get forked


lined up and ready for action!


Cooked, ready for cooling and freezing.


I should note, that they can be frozen without cooking, you just don't want to defrost them before cooking them (i.e. add them still frozen to boiling, salted water). With the amount of people we had in the kitchen, it wasn't too much work to cook them a few minutes, cooled, and then frozen. This makes it a little easier on the eating end :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season!! I'm (hopefully) on a bus home right now, looking forward to spending some time with the family!
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