Mama Carlene’s Positively Perfect Pierogi

This recipe brings back many happy memories of my Mom and I in the kitchen chatting over the day’s events and learning so much more about life from each other.  It still warms my heart, soul and stomach to share this meal with my Mom, without whom I would be nothing.  Love you forever Mom!

Mama Carlene’s Positively Perfect Pierogi

  • Ingredients:
    • One box of Mrs. T’s potato and cheese pierogi
    • One pound of bacon
    • One large yellow onion
    • One small container of sour cream.
  • Preparation:
    • Dice both the bacon and onion into large chunks and set aside.
    • In a large sauce pot, bring lightly salted water to boil.
    • Place pierogi in water and return to rapid boil
    • Boil until tender remove from pot and let drain on a plate
    • In a large frying pan, cook bacon till cooked to you liking
    • Remove bacon from pan and set to drain on a paper towel. Do NOT drain the grease from the bacon.
    • Place onions i n frying pan and cook until translucent
    • Remove onions to same plate as bacon and allow to drain.  Do NOT drain grease.
    • Carefully place pierogi in frying pan.  Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until the pierogi are crispy.
    • Remove from frying pans and set on paper towel to drain.
    • Continue this until all pierogi are cooked.
    • You may now discard the grease after it has cooled
    • Plate pierogi. Cut in half.
    • Place one or more tablespoons of the bacon and onion mixture into the pocket of the pierogi half and top with a dollop of sour cream. Repeat with remaining pierogie.
    • ENJOY!
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