heart perogies

Valley Girl Views' heart-shaped pierogies for Valentines Day. Photo provided

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... 

Get the full recipe on Valley Girl Views