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Potato Pierogi with Cabbage and Bacon image

Categories     Leafy Green     Onion     Pork     Potato     Vegetable     Meat     Bacon     Winter     Pan-Fry     Cabbage     Gourmet

Yield Serves 2 generously

Number Of Ingredients 7

4 bacon slices
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 head cabbage, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (optional)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
12- to 16-ounce package potato pierogi, thawed if frozen 1/2 cup water


  • Cook bacon in a large heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until golden. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden. Stir in cabbage and salt to taste and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes, or until cabbage is very tender and beginning to brown. Stir in vinegar and 1 tablespoon parsley.
  • While cabbage is cooking, heat butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until foam subsides, then cook pierogi until bottoms are golden. Turn pierogi over and add water to skillet. Simmer until water is evaporated and bottoms are golden, about 2 minutes. (If pierogi are large, cook in 2 batches, using half of butter and water for each batch.) Stir in remaining tablespoon parsley.
  • Serve potato pierogi over cabbage mixture.

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