Lazy Pierogi

Lazy PierogiThe easy way to make this European treat.

1 lb farmer’s cheese*
2 eggs
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Mash the farmer’s cheese. Separate the eggs. Add the yolks to the farmer’s cheese along with the salt. Mix together. Add the flour and blend.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until frothy. Blend into the cheese mixture and mix in well.

Put on a floured surface and roll the dough into a thick rope about 2″ in diameter.

Cut into 2″ pieces.

Drop pierogi into a pot of boiling water. Boil gently for a few minutes until they float. (I like to cover the pot for a minute or so – the pierogi tend to plump more this way)

Drain well and put in a frying pan with melted butter. Cook till crisp if you like or just lightly warm. Your choice!

*if you cannot find farmer’s cheese, drain some small curd cottage cheese overnight in a cheesecloth lined sieve to remove as much water as possible.

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