I sometimes like to think of myself as the Pierogi Queen. This is a 100% self-deemed title, but a title I take seriously in the kitchen.
Back, long before I went to culinary school, the Pierogi was one of the first dishes I truly perfected including coming up with my recipe for the perfect pierogi dough.
While this may not seem like some incredible accomplishment, it truly was/is for me. No I didn’t cure cancer, but I did cure the epidemic of the dense, tasteless Pierogi and for that, I feel I deserve some kind of recognition. Seriously though, last year, I went about buying all of the various store bought pierogies out there for a taste tasting and after trying 6 different Pierogi brands, not one of them had a light, flakey, fluffy dough. So because I invented a dough that is a work of art, I have since been filling it with all kinds of yummies….we have the original Pierogi with Potato and Cheese, the Lobster Pierogi, the Buffalo Chicken Pierogi and the Bacon and Cheddar Pierogi. I have made a few other Pierogies in the past but they were not worthy of blogging….
Last night I decided in honor of the NFL Playoffs and the fact that we live somewhat close to Philadelphia, that I would make a Philly Cheesteak Pierogi, complete with Cheese Whiz Dipping Sauce.
The result was epic. Full of flavor, festive (go Eagles? Ugh.) and a great addition to my lineup of assorted Artisan Pierogies (can I call them Artisan? Sure, it’s my blog I can do whatever I want….)
I am always open to making new Pierogi creations so if you ever have an idea or suggestion please contact me via email and let me know!
For my filling I was able to find "Shaved Beef" which is made specifically for Cheesesteaks. If you can't find this, you can use a Rib Eye Steak sliced super super thin.
I was also able to find Cheez Whiz which is what is classically used in a Philly Cheesesteak. If you can't find this, you can substitute Velveeta or even make your own Cheddar Cheese sauce (in the style of a Mornay Sauce).
Sara's Favorite Dough
My go-to dough for Samosas, Pierogies, etc
Philly Cheesesteak Pierogies
The Flavors of a Philly Cheesesteak inside the perfect Flakey Pierogi Dough