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I usually embraces my Italian heritage, but this past week, I decided to embrace the Polish side. Sometimes I really miss the church bazaar food of my youth: haluski, potato pancakes and pierogies.
And yum, this was the best decision I made all week.
The set-up that I found most helpful included: a clean kitchen counter and doing the filling prep the day before. This made the rolling, cutting, scooping and pinching easy.
This time of year brings in potatoes, onions and kale. I combined these three elements for my filling, and then used vegan best-selling cookbook author Isa Moskowitz’s recipe for the dough.
On a cool, fall Sunday, spend some time with the kids in the kitchen and make these great dumplings that will last all week.
The recipe previously published on No Sweat, York
Purple potato and kale pierogies with caramelized onions
- 3 small onions
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 4 medium potatoes
- 1 cup of shredded kale
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/4 cup of soy milk
- 2 tablespoons Earth Balance butter
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3 Tablespoons canola oil
- 1 cup warm water
- 3 cups all purpose flour (plus a little extra for sprinkling)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
The night before:
- Chop onions into half-moons, place in a medium pan with the oil, and heat until sizzling loud.
- Then lower the heat and cook for 30 to 40 minutes on low until the onions are a beautiful, caramel color.
- Place in a container in the fridge for the next day.
- Peel, cube and boil potatoes in a large pot of water.
- Meanwhile, shred the kale with your fingers, add to a small pan with the oil and saute for about 5 minutes.
- When potatoes are done, drain and place in a large bowl and add kale, milk, butter and spices. Whip with a hand mixer until smooth. Add more milk if the mixture seems stiff.
- Stir in a little bit of the caramelized onions to the mixture, but reserve the rest for topping the pierogies.
- Let it cool, and then place in the fridge until the next day (or move on and prepare the dough.)
For the dough:
The next day or immediately after preparing the filling, follow the directions for the pierogi dough from Isa’s Post Punk Kitchen blog. If you are making the dough right after the filling, make sure the filling is cooled completely before adding to the dough circles.
I did not boil these immediately but stored them in the fridge overnight. That was a mistake. Boil or saute in butter after all the pierogies are finished being assembled, and then cool and store, either in the fridge or freezer.
To reheat, I would recommend sauteing instead of reboiling. Heat the onions and top the pierogies with them.
What is your favorite dish that reminds you of childhood? Did you recreate it vegetarian or vegan?