New England Pierogies Dinner
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- 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
- 1⁄2 head green cabbage, quartered
- 2 ears corn, each cut in thirds
- 8 ounces low-fat kielbasa, sliced
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 (12 ounce) box frozen potato pierogies (mini potato and cheddar)
- fresh parsley, chopped as garnish
- Bring 1 cup water and Old Bay seasoning to a boil in a Dutch Oven.
- Add cabbage, corn, kielbasa and 1/2 tablespoon butter to Dutch Oven when water is boiling.
- Cover and cook 10 minutes, turning ingredients once or twice to avoid sticking. Cabbage and corn should be tender.
- Meanwhile, defrost pierogies in the microwave (about 2 minutes).
- Add pierogies and remaining 1 tablespoon butter; toss to mix.
- Garnish with parsley.
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We loved this! I did a few things differently. First I could not find mini pierogies. I think around here I'm lucky I found any at all. I sauteed them with onions and butter first then put them aside leaving the onions in the pan. I added the kielbasa to the pan (used a large deep pan with a lid as most of my kitchen is packed up to move next week) and then added beer rather than water (since it was in my hand anyway haha). I added the cabbage and the seasoning and I put in the corn on top and let it boil, covered until the corn was almost done. I added the pierogies back to the bad and gently tossed it all together and let it cook until the corn was just right. Everyone loved it and I plan on using this recipe again and again. It's very versatile too so I will experiment with different meats (brats, pot roast, hot dogs), veggies (carrots, peas, lima beans...) and different starches in place of the pierogies (new potatoes, gnocchi, dumplings, noodles). Thanks for a great recipe!
This is very good! I have to admit I had some concern when I tasted what was on the spoon after turning; I thought it was going to need more flavoring. As it turns out this dish just really relies on the butter for salty, creamy goodness so if you're tempted to skimp on the butter I highly recommend that you don't. I also could only find an 18 oz box of full-size pierogi--I bet the mini ones would be nice for getting infused with the butter/Old Bay. One more note--this would definitely not serve 6 at my house; we did well to serve two with a few leftovers.
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