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“The Best” Perogies

May 30, 2012 Leave a comment

K’s all-time favourite supper is also a great one for weeknights: perogies.  They’re fast, easy, and we always have the ingredients on-hand.  One of the speeches at our wedding also called them out as being the best ever.  I haven’t braved making my own yet, but some year I’ll give it a shot.

“The Best” Perogies


1 small bag Perogies (we like the No-Name brand potato/cheddar)

1 small sweet onion (or 1/2 large one)

1 Tbsp bacon fat (if you don’t have any in the fridge, just use more butter)

1 Tbsp unsalted butter

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

2 Tbsp(ish) real maple syrup

Optional garnishes (amounts to taste):

Homemade bacon bits

Shredded utility cheese – cheddar or mozzarella both work, but you don’t need to use the good stuff for this – the cheap bricks in the dairy section at the grocery are fine

Sour cream

Chives or green onions



  1. Put a big pot of water on to boil – I like to use a pasta pot with removable basket
  2. Melt butter and bacon fat in a large non-stick skillet on med-high heat
  3. Once fats are melted, add smoked paprika and stir until well mixed
  4. Add sweet onions to fats, tossing to coat – stir occasionally, reduce heat if it starts spitting
  5. Boil perogies until they’re all floating (about 5 minutes)
  6. Drain perogies and toss into skillet – spread them until they’re in one even layer, or as close to it as you can get
  7. Drizzle maple syrup on top
  8. After 1 minute, flip all perogies
  9. After 1 more minute, dish onto plates and garnish as you like