Pierogi have become so popular that we eat them everywhere in Russia, Latvia & all over Eastern European countries! To me nothing says more comfort food than these yummy potatoes and onion filled dumplings! Vareniki also known as Perogies is a staple Slavic dish for centuries. Although time consuming, they are simple to make with easy to find ingredients.
Once made, the dumplings can be frozen between layers of cling film until needed. Simply cook from frozen. Serve with melted butter and sautéed onions. The recipe has been in the family for generations, with a few alterations of course! Serve plain, or with butter, sour cream, bacon, etc. Perfecting the perogie technique takes time, and after a while, you will develop your own system. They’re delicious garnished with some of the fried onion held back from the filling, as well as a drizzle of melted butter or a dollop of sour cream. Eat them as a side dish or serve with a green salad to make them a meal.