Slovak Potato Pierogi (Zemiakové Pirohy)

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Slovak Potato Pierogy



Slovak Potato Pierogi (Zemiakové Pirohy)

I did it…..I did it…I did….

I finally joined the 21st Century and I made and released my FIRST cooking video.

It took me very long time to get the nerves to do it and I am still bit nervous about it, but it’s up there….YouTube here I come…

I wanted my first cooking video to be something easy and delicious so I decided to share my recipe for Potato Pierogi in Slovakia known as Zemiakové Pirohy.

I love pierogi and many people don’t realize just how easy it is to make delicious pierogi from scratch.

Potato Pierogi are the simplest and cheapest pierogi to make….it’s basic potato dough and potato & dill filling.




  • 1kg Cooked & Mashed Potatoes
  • 500g Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Dill (finely chopped)

STEP 1: Cook and mash potatoes.You can use potato ricer to make them smoother. Let them cool down.

STEP 2: In a big bowl mix together 3/4 of the mashed potatoes, flour, egg and salt.Work it all together till smooth dough.

STEP 3: On floured surface work the potato dough by hands for about 3-4 minutes or until smooth.Form it into a large ball. Le tit rest for about 10 minutes.

STEP 4: Meanwhile in another bowl mix together rest of the mashed potatoes, sour cream and dill.

STEP 5: Roll out the potato dough to little less then 1/4″ thickness. Cut it into 3″ – 4″ squares.

STEP 6: Place tablespoon of potato dill filling in the middle of each square. Fold it over and pinch around with your fingers.

STEP 7: Pour 3/4″ of oil into large skillet. Heat it on medium high. Place pierogi into skillet and fry on both sides until golden brown.

STEP 8: Serve with sour cream mixed with fresh chopped dill.


Slovak Potato Pierogi (Zemiakové Pirohy)

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