Many people ask us how to serve pierogi -- for either a small dinner party or for a major event. There are countless options, it all depends if you are serving a pierogi appetizer, a pierogi side dish, or making pierogi your main meal. But, if you had to just pick one pierogi recipe that works for almost any occassion, we decided to pick the following as a simple, no fail pierogi dish.
Everyone loves mashed potatoes, but have you ever tried them Polish style with an incredible mushroom gravy on top? You could even enjoy the mushroom gravy by itself, but add some steaming potatoes to it and you have yourself a hit at any dinner table. We even enjoy this for our Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner!
Hosted by Lakeport Rotary Club in partnership with Polska Foods®, an organic pierogi manufacturing company, the 23rd annual Konocti Challenge will take place again on October 5th, 2013 around beautiful Clear Lake, California’s largest natural lake in Lake County. Riders can ride 40, 65, or 100 miles and then sit down to enjoy the Bay Area’s best local pierogi from Polska Foods.
Pierogi lovers can now savor the flavors of Polish comfort food at Safeway stores including their chains Dominick’s Finer Foods (Illinois) and Vons Food and Drug (Southern California). On the East Coast, customers can find Polska Foods’ pierogi products in the Genuardi’s and Safeway locations (Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C.)
New pierogi flavor! Foodies can now enjoy tender beef round sautéed with sweet caramelized onions, meaty crimini mushrooms, earthy roasted garlic, peppers, and smoky paprika in a delicate organic pierogi shell. Our all-natural Beef & Pork Pierogi is made with tender beef round and pork from animals that are raised on a vegetarian diet and never given antibiotics, growth enhancers, or animal by-products.
To utterly spoil your guests with something that will just melt in their mouth, try this Bacon Wrapped Pierogi recipe! It is super easy to prepare and can be made in advance so that you just pop it in the oven right before your guests arrive. All Pierogi flavors work well with this one, but for a party, you may want to use the Potato Cheese Pierogi to satisfy all taste preferences.
Potato Pancakes (Placki ziemniaczane) are eaten throughout Poland and loved by all ages. They became popular in World War II when there was little to eat, but today they are served as a special treat, especially for children. We make them with a sour cream, sugar, and lemon topping.
Borscht (Barszcz) made with red beetroot is one of the most traditional Polish soups. The oldest known Borscht recipe dates back to the 16th century. There are two versions, vegetarian and beef-based, and typically served for a holiday or as a cure to a hang-over. The following red beet soup recipe shows various modifications for any occasion. Note this beet soup recipe serves a lot, but it freezes well!
I am not a dessert person, but this Polish Cheesecake recipe is so light and fluffy, my family couldn't resist devouring the entire cake in one day. The toppings are endless, any fruit works great to keep it on the healthier side. It is so light, I would almost call it a Cheesecake Souffle! Yum!
No need to suffer through trying to eat another dry pork chop! Try this Polish Pork Cutlet (Kotlet Schabowy) recipe and enjoy the moist flavor of boneless, center-cut pork chops. In this recipe, we show you how to even make it healthy!