Idaho Potato and Goat Cheese Pierogies

  • Yield 6 servings

Pierogies stuffed with a tasty potato and goat cheese mixture are then topped with a delicious onion and creme frainche.

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Idaho Potato Commission

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more as needed
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola oil
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup water, warm
2 -- Idaho russet potatoes, peeled, boiled
3/4 cup goat cheese, softened
1 -- red onion, small, minced, sauteed
1 teaspoon chives, chopped
2 ounces heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper as needed
1 -- onion, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 -- egg, beaten with a fork
1 cup creme fraiche

Instructions

  1. For dough, combine flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and baking powder in bowl and mix well. Add canola oil, sour cream and water to flour mixture, and knead by hand or with dough hook in a standing mixer for 8 to 10 minutes. Reserve dough.
  2. For filling, mash potatoes, place in an oven to dry, then remove from oven and reserve to cool. Mix mashed potatoes, goat cheese, red onion and chives. Add cream as needed to adjust consistency; mixture should feel like stiff mashed potatoes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and reserve.
  3. Cook sliced onion with butter very slowly in a pan over low heat until caramelized. Season with salt, pepper and chopped thyme and reserve.
  4. Roll dough into 1/8-inch-thick sheets, then cut out 2-inch circles. Place a heaping tablespoon of filling onto each circle and fold into half-moon shape. Seal each pierogi with beaten egg.
  5. Gently sauté 2 pierogies in olive oil. Top with onions and crème fraîche and serve.
Chris Santos, Chef-Partner, The Stanton Social, New York City
 

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