One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small dough dumpling stuffed with a filling such as potato or cheese, typically served as a dish with onions or sour cream.
- ‘Not surprisingly, the countries of Central and Eastern Europe are the birthplaces of some world-class dough specimens: the pierogi, knedliky, and pelmeni that are quintessential peasant food - unpretentious, filling, and cheap.’
- ‘‘Let's wait for the cinnamon rolls,’ said the people at my table, most of whom were polishing off plates of cottage cheese perogies.’
- ‘For those of you not familiar with pierogies, they are a traditional Polish or Ukrainian dumpling that can be filled with a variety of ingredients.’
- ‘She also volunteered at her children's school cafeteria, helping to prepare pierogies, a kind of dumpling, every Friday.’
- ‘The pierogies were crispy from deep frying and quite cheesy - unlike most pierogies, there seemed to be more cottage cheese than potato in the filling.’
Via Polish pieróg or Ukrainian pyrih from Russian pirog.
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