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Here at Barbecue at Home, we know the power that food has on us. Food can take you right back to childhood with just one bite. Have you ever time traveled with a simple memory triggered by a delicious dish? Did you grow up devouring dishes like pierogi? It almost feels like yesterday, doesn’t it? Well, this lazy pierogi recipe is the prime example of a dish that reminds folks of their heritage, childhood, or parents – but with a nice twist. Instead of making dumplings which takes quite a bit of time, we will be combining 2lbs of Dickey’s Polish smoked sausage, a classic favorite but with wide egg noodles. We call it “lazy pierogi” for a reason since we are going to make it pasta-like style instead of forming dumplings! It is okay to be a lazy man or woman sometimes, so do not feel guilty! This variation of perogies will delight your meat-lovers who are in for a special treat because this sauerkraut pierogi is quite flavorful and yummy.
If you’re not one of the lucky kids who got to grow up with this dish, you might be among some folks to wonder, “What are perogies?” Well typically pierogis are made dumplings, often stuffed with cheese or potatoes. Think of ravioli minus the stuffed meat but with cheese or potatoes. In Poland, it is called “leniwe pierogi” but some people might just call it Mama’s Perogies. It is a widely common dish enjoyed in Poland, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe. It makes for a great dish to bring to potlucks or any homely gathering. Let it become a conversation starter to talk to you family and friends about what you learned as you impress them with your newfound knowledge of the origins of perogies.
With this perogy recipe you can relive the beautiful memories that you once had when you were younger or, if you’ve never had it before, start making some memories! Who knows, one day you might get inspired to travel to one of the homelands of perogies for an in-depth cultural experience. For parents, you too can continue the traditions to serve this wonderful dish to your children or start a new family tradition. To dine on delicious homestyle-cooked meals with great people is one of life’s greatest gift so follow the simple steps below and you can have your perogy too in no time.
1 Pound Wide Egg Noodles
2 Pounds Dickey's Polish Sausage
2 Pounds Sauerkraut
1 Onion (thinly sliced)
1 Stick Unsalted Butter, melted
1 Oz Olive Oil
As Needed, Salt and Pepper
For Serving, Sour Cream
Cook noodle as directed on the package.
In a large sauté pan, over medium high heat, add oil until it shimmers.
Add onion and sausage to the pan and brown sausage cook onions until caramelized.
Add sauerkraut to pan and cook until heated through.
Season with salt and pepper to your liking. (I like it peppery)
Pour on melted butter and toss to combine.
Serve the dish with sour cream as a garnish.