Savory Grilled Pierogies
Contributed by: NAPSA
The Inside Story on Grilling Pierogies
(NAPSA) - Rain or shine, everyone loves eating grilled foods.
For the grill cook, though, it's not
always fun to brave the weather for the sake of dinner.
Enter the countertop grill, an appliance whose popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. In the
comfort of your own kitchen, you can achieve dazzling results-and quickly, too, because the food
cooks on both sides at once.
This method works for all the usual grillables, and here's one you might not know about:
pierogies. Just spritz these potato-filled pasta pockets with cooking spray, season to your taste
and, five minutes later, they're ready to enjoy.
Kids love pierogies, which are good as a snack or with steak, burgers and chicken.
- 1 package (16.9 ounces) Mrs. T's frozen Potato & Cheddar or Potato & Onion Pierogies
- Cooking spray or olive oil
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon seasoning blend (such as Italian seasoning, seafood seasoning or lemon pepper)
- Salt as needed
Preheat countertop grill.* Lightly spray or brush frozen pierogies with oil; sprinkle on both sides
with seasoning blend; add salt, if not included in blend. Cooking in batches, if necessary, place
pierogies on grill; close lid and grill until lightly browned, about 5 minutes (for extra-crisp
pierogies, cook 8 to 10 minutes). Drizzle with prepared ranch or blue cheese dressing, if desired.
* Alternatively, use a nonstick stovetop grill pan, skillet or electric fry pan. Over medium heat,
cook pierogies 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned, turning once and pressing with a spatula.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings