Easy Pierogi

Leniwe Pierogi


  • 2 cups dry cottage cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup flour


Force cheese through sieve. Rub thoroughly until free from lumps. Add butter, egg yolks, salt, sugar and flour. Beat thoroughly until light. Add well beaten egg whites and fold in carefully. Turn out on floured bread. Roll with hands into long narrow roll. Flatten and cut slantwise into pieces 2 inches long. Cook in salted boiling water until they rise to top. Lift with straining spoon and cover with lightly browned buttered crumbs. They are delicious with sour cream flavored with cinnamon and sugar.

Following is a more economical recipe for them:

  • 1 ½ cups dry cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup cooked mashed potatoes
  • ¾ cup flour

Make as above.

    Another variation

  • 2 cups dry cottage cheese
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup currants

Force cheese through sieve. Add rest of ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form into little balls, roll in flour and cook in salted boiling water. They will take somewhat longer to cook than those without bread crumbs. Serve with melted butter or sour cream.