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Quick Pierogies

Makes about 18

Pretty much every ethnic group has some kind of dumpling, and this is the Polish version - and I fricking love them. This is also the best reason to make sure you have leftover mashed potatoes.


  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup mashed potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Sour cream, for serving 18 round wonton wrappers


  1. Put onions and 1 tablespoon of the butter in a non-stick pan, cook over medium heat until softened & starting to brown
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil
  3. Combine potatoes, cheese and salt in a bowl - mix well
  4. Put about a tablespoon of the potato mixture in the middle of each wrapper
  5. Dip your finger in water and lightly wet the wrapper edge all the way around
  6. Fold over (making a half moon) and seal edges well squeezing out as much air as possible
  7. Boil in water about 2 minutes, or until they float
  8. Remove & drain
  9. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat, add butter, pierogies and cook until brown and crispy on both sides
  10. Serve with sour cream and onions
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