A popular Polish dish similar to dumplings or ravioli. Pronounced pyeh-RAW-ghee (this is the plural form, not pierogies, just one is called pierog, but they're so good you'll almost never eat just one.) Pierogi can be made with a wide variety of fillings, but the most common are minced cooked meat, sauerkraut and mushrooms, cheese and potatoes (known as ruskie/Ruthenian pierogi), sweet cheese (usually with a touch of vanilla) and blueberries (in summer). Other fillings include buckwheat groats, potatoes and onions and lentils. Toppings include fried fat-back nuggets, sour cream, melted butter or butter-browned bread crumbs.