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Pyrohy (Varenyky)




  1. Combine water, egg and salt and add to 3 cups flour.
  2. Mix well, add and knead in fourth cup of flour until smooth and elastic.
  3. Brush with oil and set aside for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out as for pie crust and cut out with a round cookie cutter.
  5. Place the round on the palm of a hand.
  6. Place a spoonful of filling'(below) on it, fold over to form a half-circle.
  7. Press the edges together with your fingers, making sure the edges are free from filling.
  8. Have the edges sealed well to prevent filling from running out.
  9. Place the pyrohy on a tea towel side by side without touching one another.
  10. Cover with another tea towel to prevent drying out.
  11. Drop into boiling salted water and stir with a wooden spoon to prevent sticking to bottom.
  12. Boil 4 to 5 minutes.
  13. Strain in a colander and pour 1 cup cold water over them.
  14. Drain, place in a dish, sprinkle with oil and toss gently to coat evenly.
  15. Chopped onion browned in oil could be used if desired.
  16. Serve hot.


Potato Filling:

Plum Filling:

Gloria Cardey

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