(this is my own recipe version)
Sweet Potato Bacon Perogies
- 1/4 cup butter Filling:
- 3 cups flour 1 cup chopped sweet potato
- 1 tsp salt 1/2 cup chopped white potato
- 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper
- 1 egg 5 slices of bacon
- 3/4 cup water 2 onions, finely diced
Melt 2 tbsp of the butter. In a bowl whisk the flour and salt together. With the melted butter, whisk in the egg, and water. Stir into the flour mixture, adding up to 2 tbsp more of water if it is needed, to make a soft, but not sticky dough. Knead it until smooth, then divide dough into two balls, and cover with plastic wrap.
Take a ball of dough, leaving the other covered, and roll it out on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Its a little tough but try to roll it out real thin. Use a 3 inch round to cup out your circles. A tin can opened at both ends works great.
Place 1 heaping tsp. of filling on each round. Moisten half of each round with water, working with one at a time. Fold in half and pinch together very well, to make a good seal (no soggy perogies please)
Place perogies on a flour dusted tea towel, covered with another, while you finish making the perogies. At this point you can freeze them to have them handy for cooking at another date!
OR cant wait to eat them. In this case you get a pot of salted water boiling, add batches of perogies that can easily fit in the pot. Gently boil for 4 minutes. With a slotted spoon, transfer to a colander to drain.
In a skillet, melt remaining butter over medium heat, and fry them until golden, and a little crispy.
Enjoy, with something else...fried onions and sausage maybe...or just sour cream. Yum