There are two ways to get your pierogi. You can either find yourself a babcia (that's "Grandmother" in Polish for you playing the home game), or you can check the freezer case of your local grocery store. Hint: Babcias are hard to find some times. Grocery stores are easier.
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- One small bag of frozen pierogi (lots of choices, so fillings are up to you)
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- One small onion, halved and sliced thin
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Prepare your frozen pierogi as printed on the side of the bag. This usually involves bringing a large pot of salted water to a boil, and then putting the pierogi in for a 4 minute swim, before scooping them out to an awaiting strainer.
- Get out your big-honkin' 12" cast iron skillet...
WHAT?!? YOU DON'T HAVE ONE?!? Okay, that's cool, we'll wait until you run down to your local Gander Mountain or Cracker Barrel, and pick yourself up a 12" Lodge Logic (preseasoned) skillet. Go on, we'll wait. Don't speed. Buckle up.
Okay, now that you have the skillet...
- Put it over medium heat and sweat the onion in the butter with a sprinkle of kosher salt.
- Once the onions start to get translucent, slowly place your pierogi in the skillet, but don't overcrowd. If you have a smaller skillet, fry them in batches.
- Allow the pierogi to brown nicely for few minutes before carefully turning them over to let the otherside brown.
- Serve warm.
Now I'm not saying that you shouldn't try to form your own pierogi, and who knows, we may do this here someday... I'm just saying that pierogi can be a quick and easy addition to any meal... one Babcia would be proud of... right Grandma?