Not Pumpkin Pie. The other "P" word...The Michelles Across North America got together on the west coast for a visit and some pierogy makin'!
We jazzed the recipe up a bit, using sweet potatoes instead of white, adding - of course - much more garlic and a nice bit of flat leaf parsley.
Toronto Michelle (aka mishka) chopping the sweet potatoes. Which are not the same as yams.
Cute little balls of dough! We used whole wheat flour, which didn't make the pierogies as heavy as you'd think.
Kneading the little suckers. For some reason, Toronto Michelle kneaded each ball individually.
Portland Michelle (michelleknits) and the big mash of vegetables. Everything smelled wonderful and warming.
Mishka rolled out the dumpling dough into little circles.
Look at them work!
The dumplings were so easy to work with, and pretty fast to make.
Pierogy sculpture seems fitting for the Portland location.
First they were boiled...
... and then fried. But we didn't take a shot of the frying as it was pandemonium! First they started to stick to the pan, then we had to transfer to another pan along with the hot oil.
And they turned out perfectly in the end.
Pierogies accompanied by steamed chard and Portland Michelle's maple orange tempeh (like candy).