Loaded Pierogies

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That’s right. Loaded Pierogies, My take on loaded potato skins.
I “tested” this recipe before that big football game that just passed in which the team that is now dead to me lost. They are the perfect little appetizer. And mighty tasty I might add.
Have you had pierogies? They are Polish dumplings filled with all sorts of things. My favorite… filled with potatoes and cheese.
You can make your own, but good luck with that. I hear they are a pain to make. My Mom always bought Mrs.T’s (no relation to “Mr. T”) in the freezer section. So I do the same. They make my life so much simpler. There is really not much of a recipe, kinda self explanatory, but I will throw one up just for s*its and giggles.

LOADED PIEROGIES
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Serves 3- 2 pierogies per person

6 Pierogies-
2 Tbsp Butter
2 Cloves of Garlic
Salt- a nice pinch
Pepper- a nice pinch
6 Tbsp Creme Fraiche or sour cream
3 slices of Cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Chopped Chives

In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add the pierogies. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the pierogies. Cook for about 4 minutes on each side. When the pierogies have about 30 seconds left add the garlic. Sauté until garlic becomes fragrant.
Remove the pierogies from the skillet.
Top each pierogie with 1 Tbsp of Creme Fraiche or Sour Creme, then the bacon,cheese and chives.
Enjoy

Comments

  1. 1

    mmmm, this is how you eat pierogi! delicious, love the bacon!

  2. 2
    vanillasugar says:

    so basically you've been eating chocolates, deviled eggs, and loaded pierogies yet you tell me you've given up on Cheez Its? uhh huh. whatev
    ;-P

  3. 3
    Me and My Pink Mixer says:

    Can you believe I have never, ever had a pierogie before?!?! I should change that soon. Actually I should just stop eating all together since my pants are getting too tight!! Oh just remembered… the girl scout cookies just arrived – crap!!!

  4. 4
    Mateja ^_^ says:

    Potato, my hubby's favorite food! This are going into my recipe notebook! Bookmarked :) Love the photo, so mouthwatering!!!

  5. 5
    Siggy Spice says:

    and this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szJmbkgs3uY&feature=related
    Is what I pops into my head every time you mention Creme Fraiche, LMAO!
    Oh yeah, and I love pierogies.

  6. 6
    sinarosie says:

    omg–love pierogi's!!!!

  7. 7

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  8. 8

    P.S. Beautiful photo!!!! Love pierogies!

  9. 9

    I've never had these before, but will load up on Mrs. T's in the freezer section, then I will head on over to the frosty beverage section and load up on some Mr. T to go with my SKY. Great combination! These look so good!

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    Olga @ MangoTomato says:

    omg! at first I thought they were topped with a poached egg!!!! actually, don't you think that'd be brilliant?

  11. 11

    Loaded means you slap 12 of those morsels on my plate…toute suit & merci!

  12. 12

    Leave off the bacon, top with tempeh,fat free sour cream and shredded ff cheeese (don't have a fit!) and it's health food :)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
    X0
    The other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies

  13. 13
    Jenn @ BentoForKidlet says:

    Pierogies are not hard to make they are super simple!!! I make huge batches and freeze them. So much tastier than Mrs.T's! ;)

    That being said, these loaded fellas look amazing! Yum!

  14. 14
    Stephanie Meade Gresham says:

    I had a Polish room-mate in college. She was WEIRD.

    I love Mrs.T's!

  15. 15
    Sarah Caron says:

    Oh wow. That looks amazing. I love my pierogi topped with salsa and cheddar.

  16. 16

    Now, that's a cool idea for an appetizer. Very clever and easy! I'm not a huge frozen perogies fan, but I do believe I would like these.

  17. 17
    ♥peachkins♥ says:

    everybody loves bacon!

  18. 18

    Oh. Yum.

  19. 19

    My husband went to Penn State–he loved pierogi! Stunning photo!

  20. 20

    I grew up eating my grandmas homemade pierogies and I have never been able to make them like hers so I gave up. Recently I started buying Mrs. Ts to fill the void until I can learn how to make them. This spin looks delicious.

  21. 21

    Haha, I love reading your blog! You always just say how it is, good and bad but always so true! Thanks for what you do! I know I will be smiling after reading one of your posts :)
    By the way my hubby loves pierogies I will have to try this out!

  22. 22
    Meg Johnston says:

    These look amazing! I love pierogies. I made them from scratch the other day, and the recipe is pretty simple. They are a pain in the ass to make though!

  23. 23
    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen says:

    These look sooo good. Not only are homemade pierogies a pain to make, they're just not as good as Mrs. T's. They're one of the few frozen foods I'll buy!

  24. 24

    are you sure mr and mrs t aren't somehow related? because wow–what a powerhouse couple they'd make. :)

  25. 25

    I pity da fool that takes my Peirogies! ~ Mrs T

  26. 26

    Ingenious. I love ideas like this one!!

  27. 27

    I love pierogies but wow are these fabulous! I love the cheesy bacon filling! That's what I call a killer filling.