pie·​ro·​gi | \pə-ˈrō-gē, pi-\
variants: or less commonly
plural pierogi also pierogies

Definition of pierogi 

: a case of dough filled with a typically savory filling (as of meat, cheese, or vegetables) and cooked by boiling and then panfrying

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The Polish Fall Bazaar serves up pierogi, cabbage rolls, kielbasa, borscht, pastries and Polish beer Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4, along with books, crafts, Polish crystal and Christmas ornaments. Madeline Mckenzie, The Seattle Times, "Ready or not, holiday bazaars get started this weekend," 31 Oct. 2018 April 4-15 The smell of pierogi will be in the air and the sounds of polka will ring through the streets of Gordon Square, Ohio City and Tremont. cleveland.com, "30 things to do in Cleveland this April: Concerts, movies, festivals, foodie events and more," 1 Apr. 2018 To start, cold borscht is sounding mighty fine with the temperature ticking up, and pierogi made in-house are a great option. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Where to eat for Arizona Restaurant Week? Best places to go in Phoenix May 18-27," 16 May 2018 The Miss Dyngus Day 2018 contest was tough this year, with contestants reciting their own Polish haiku poems, performing polka dances and downing pierogi. Lisa Dejong, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Dyngus Day 2018 (photos)," 3 Apr. 2018 And Dominic, 48, turns them into specials, such as poor man’s pierogi or the Cubano. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "In the kitchen with the Bartolini brothers, whose spaghetti and meatballs are 'No. 1 in Illinois'," 7 May 2018 My daughter opted for the potato pierogi ($12), plump, dense dumplings served with sour cream and onions. Laura Demarco, cleveland.com, "Olesia's Place: Old World cuisine with modern American flair (review)," 22 Mar. 2018 Standouts include: pierogi, potato pancakes and the cutlet mielony (ground port cutlets). Dale Hrabi, WSJ, "An Absurdly Inexpensive European Holiday: The Luxury of Krakow," 29 Mar. 2018 Dinners include fried and baked fish, pierogi, coleslaw, potato or fries. Post-Tribune, "Church news," 16 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of pierogi

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pierogi

Polish, plural of pieróg dumpling, pierogi

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