Gluten Free  Pierogi Recipe

What Are Pierogi?

Pierogi are filled dumplings that originated in Asia and Eastern Europe. They can also be known as varenyky in Ukrainian (“pierogi” is a Polish word). Pierogi can be sweet or savory, and filled with a variety of preparations including potato, beef, different cheeses, mushrooms, sauerkraut, and more.

Make Potato Filling

Boil the potatoes and drain them, then add the cheese, salt, and pepper.

Mash and Cool

Mash and stir the potatoes to mix well.  Place the potato mixture in the refrigerator until cooled completely.

Make Filling

Mix together the farmers cheese, egg yolk, and salt and refrigerate.

Combine Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the gluten free flour, tapioca starch, xanthan gum, and salt.

Add Eggs

Work the eggs and sour cream into the flour with your hands until it is crumbly.

Form Dough

Slowly pour in the water while working it into the flour mixture with your hands. 

Rest Dough

Once the dough comes together, knead it until it is fairly smooth and elastic. Form dough into ball and rest.

Add Filling

Roll out the dough into circles. Add the your filling of choice to the dough and press the edges together.

Simmer

Bring a shallow pan of water to a gentle simmer and add about 4-8 pierogi at a time.

Place

Place the pierogi in a baking pan or on a sheet pan sprayed with cooking spray until ready to cook.

Cook

You can cook the pierogi in butter in a skillet until heated through. I prefer for bake them in the oven with butter.

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