So, this previous year I roomed with a girl who was of Polish decent, and she let me know I had been making pirogues wrong my entire life! Her mom came up to cook us a Polish feast one night, and I got quite the lesson.
The first mistake I’ve been making, pirogues aren’t meant to be solely boiled! Once they come out of the steaming water, the next step is to heat oil in a pan and put them in it. Once the first side is nice and crispy, flip it over & crisp up the other side!
Next comes the only thing that it must be accompanied with, fried apples and onions! Slice the apple nice and thin (I used Gala) and chop the onions.
Add some more oil to the pan where the pirogues were just cooked (so the flavor carries over) and let them get soft & a little crisped.
Once the “salad” (as it was referred to during the cooking process during the traditional dinner…) is prepared, put a nice helping of it on the plate and spread it out so it forms a layer on the bottom. Next, top it with your crisped pirogues.
Now, make sure to get a bite of onions, apple, and pirogue all at once, and ENJOY! I cannot believe I have been doing this wrong my entire life, however, I am glad I was properly informed before it was too late!! Enjoy, and let us know what you think of this tasty new way to make this meal, or even if we’re just late to the game & this is how you’ve been doing it forever!
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