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Annie’s Nettle & Potato Pierogies

Pierogies are traditional Polish dish. They are like little dumplings that you can fill with just about anything!

Annie’s Nettle & Potato Pierogies


  • Dough:
  • 2 cups warm milk
  • 3 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Filling:
  • 1 bunch of nettles, boiled, drained and chopped
  • 3 medium potatoes, cut into tiny pieces and boiled
  • 2 green garlics, finely chopped & sauteed
  • ¼ cup chopped chives
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper and salt & pepper to taste


  1. To make the dough:
  2. Mix salt and flour into a well.
  3. Drop in egg yolks and gradually add milk into well. Mix with a wooden spoon, gathering flour into the center with the spoon, adding milk a little at a time, incorporate more flour, add milk, etc. until you have a soft dough.
  4. Knead on a floured surface until smooth and no longer sticky.
  5. To make the filling & assemble the pierogis:
  6. Mix all of the filling ingredients well.
  7. Boil water in a large pot and add a glug of oil.
  8. Cut the dough in half, wrap half in plastic wrap to keep from drying out. Roll out the other half of the dough ⅛” thick. Cut into 3 squares, trimming the edges and saving the scraps to re-roll. Place a scoop of filling into the middle of each square. Moisten the edges with water, fold over, and press together with a fork to seal. Repeat procedure with the remaining squares & dough.
  9. Place into the large pot of boiling water, stirring very gently until they float on the surface. Once they float, let them cook, stirring gently, for a few more minutes. Do not boil hard or they may break.
  10. Working in small batches, take pierogis out of the water with a slotted spoon and rinse with a little cold water.
  11. Melt 4 Tbsp butter in a pan & sprinkle with enough breadcrumbs to cover. Saute pierogies for a couple of minutes and then flip and cook for a few minutes more. Enjoy!

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