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I'm trying to use up Christmas leftovers and I'm thinking pierogies filled with potato, cheddar, and broccoli. I've never made pierogies before (though I looooove to eat them!), and was wondering whether they'd freeze well. Any other tips would be great, too, if you've got 'em! :) Thanks in advance!

asked by campagnes almost 6 years ago
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added almost 6 years ago

They for sure freeze well - I served frozen ones that I made a week previously on Christmas Eve, and I always freeze some extra when I make them. The most important advice I could share is to make sure you roll the dough out thin - about 1/8 inch. I've made them in a rush before and let the dough be a little thicker and it is really not very good that way.

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added almost 6 years ago

I've made perogies before and frozen them and its easiest to put them on a baking sheet and put the baking sheet in the freezer, and then once they are frozen put them in a ziploc bag, so they don't all stick together.

And a shortcut to the dough is using wonton wrappers if you can find them at the store.

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added almost 6 years ago

Should I freeze them completely raw? or boil them first, then fry them out of the freezer? Thanks so much for the tips.

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added almost 6 years ago

You can freeze them raw, and then boil them just like you would fresh ones (put in boiling water, wait until they rise to the top, then wait one minute longer, and remove)

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added almost 6 years ago

My grandmother taught me how to make pierogi's when I was very little, I grew up making them with her through my childhood. The first time I ventured out to make them on my own I only asked her for the dough recipe (not her filling recipe). I was making potato & cheese pierogi's. For the filling, I made actual mashed potatoes with butter & cream and let me tell you -- that was a mistake - they were so soupy! I should have skipped the butter and cream. That was years ago and I still laugh when I think about my "mashed" potato pierogi's!

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added almost 6 years ago

I freeze them raw on a sheet, then bag them up (as dahliat recommends). I'll keep mine in the freezer without issue for about 6 months, though on the latter end of that they tend to start a bit of freezer burn. It's best to use them in the first couple of months. Enjoy! Pierogi are so much fun to make.

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added almost 6 years ago

I'm so glad you asked this - sounds like a great thing to make a big batch of and freeze - thanks!

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added almost 6 years ago

Ah, good to know, Potato - I was going to do something similar, so I'll just stick with plain potatoes.

I'm excited to make them! Thanks for all the pointers, everyone!