You could not drag me kicking and screaming into a restaurant on Valentine's Day. WAY too crowded, and usually overpriced, for me. I would rather stay home and cook. My favorite menu is prime rib, or steaks, and heart-shaped pierogies.
I use a simple heart cookie cutter to cut out the dough, place a spoon of mashed potatoes (Into which I have already mixed some sour cream, cheese, garlic, and sauteed onions) and top with another heart of dough. Then I use a fork to crimp the edges.
I usually boil these lightly, then toss in melted butter and more sauteed onions, and serve with sour cream.
For the dough:
2 cups of flour
2 eggs (room temperature, and lightly beaten with a fork)
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup of room temperature water
Mix until the dough is well mixed and firm. Let sit in a covered bowl for a few minutes. (I usually let it sit while I mix up the potatoes)
For the filling:
half an onion, sliced thin, sauteed in butter
mashed potatoes - you can even use instant
a little sour cream, to thin the potatoes
mix all together...
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