Polish Pierogi

Prep time: 60 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 70 minutes


  • 2 cups of flours
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 2-4 regular-sized potatoes
  • 200g of cottage cheese
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper as you like
  • 4 tbsp butter


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into small pieces.
  2. Put the potatoes in pot of boiling water for 20 minutes or until soft.
  3. Coat a large bowl with vegetable oil, then add water and egg then stir.
  4. Mix flour and salt into the bowl until you form a dough.
  5. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead it on a floured surface until it has a smooth texture.
  6. Roll the dough into a ball, seal it with a plastic wrap and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Drain the water from the potatoes, add cottage cheese, diced onions and start to mash it all up. Add salt and pepper as you like.
  8. Flatten the dough with a rolling pin, and use a cup to cut out a circle shape.
  9. Scoop a teaspoon of the potato filling and put it in the middle of the dough.
  10. Close the dough around the potato by pinching it with your fingers.
  11. Keep repeating steps 8-10 until you run out of dough or filling.
  12. Boil the pierogi in hot water for 2-3 minutes, or until they float.
  13. Melt the butter in a pan and fry the onions. Drizzle the onions and butter over the pierogi.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kasia says:

    I love to see this recepie here! As a polish mother (but not yet a grandmother) I confirm that it works. Great job Wenny!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Elune says:

      Dziekuje Kasiu! 🙂
      I hope to make more Polish dishes!


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