Sunday, April 26, 2009
Kasia's Sauerkraut Pirogies
I saw these Kasia's brand sauerkraut pirogies at the grocery store (Guilderland P-chops on Western) the other day. Sauerkraut and pirogies are two of my favorite food groups, so a mash up of the two I had to purchase. They were a little more expensive than other frozen pirogi brands (these were sold unfrozen), a little over five bucks.
I fried them up in some butter (this has been a very fattening weekend) until golden brown. I detected a nice sour aroma from the kraut while they were cooking.
Fried onions are a requisite pirogi accompaniment in my world.
I threw a couple on a plate with some onions and good mustard.
Verdict: I was a little surprised when I bit into one to discover that the filling was entirely comprised of sauerkraut, sans potato. I don't know why, but I expected some sort of kraut/potato mixture. The pirogi dough crisped up nice and was fairly tender, a little noodle-like for my tastes, but pretty good. The sauerkraut filling was just a touch bland, not as tangy as you would expect. With the onions and mustard they were good, not great. I expected a little more considering the price, these really were not any better than Mrs. T's which are like 2 bucks a box.