This month we will celebrate the cuisine from Poland, learning how to make those yummy dumplings called perogies.
Like to cook? Join us for Chef Theresa's International Cuisine Series. Ingredient list will be posted a few weeks before each session.
Ingredients to have on hand:
2 large eggs
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 carton (15 to 16 ounces) soft farmer cheese or whole-milk ricotta cheese
1 to 4 tablespoons butter, divided
Sour cream, optional
In a large bowl, make a well with the flour, crack eggs, water and salt until blended; stir in flour. Transfer to a lightly floured surface; knead 10-12 times, forming a firm dough. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest 10 minutes.
For filling, in a small bowl, whisk egg, salt, sugar and pepper. Stir in cheese.
Divide dough into 4 portions. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion to 1/8-in. thickness; cut with a floured 4-in. round cookie cutter. Place 1 tablespoon filling in center of each circle. Moisten edges with water; fold in half and press edges to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and filling.
In a 6-qt. stockpot, bring water to a boil. Add pierogi in batches; reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook until pierogi float to the top and are tender, 2-3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon.
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add pierogi in batches; cook until golden brown, 1-3 minutes on each side, adding additional butter as necessary. If desired, serve with sour cream.
1 large pot
1 large frying pan
1spoon slotted and or colander
1 rolling pin
1 large 4 inch or so, round cookie cutter
Register online or by calling the library at 973 584-2400 and the link will be sent to you the day before the event.
Theresa Navarro is a successful owner and chef of Jeremiah’s catering and cooking studio in Parsippany. She started at the young age of 13 working in restaurants. Achieving ownership at age 24 Theresa opened Jeremiah’s cafe and catering. For the last 23 years Theresa has prepared, catered and taught for her community. Jeremiah’s Catering offers cooking classes created especially for children. Theresa holds these classes and teaches children how to cook healthy meals for themselves. Of course, everything is made to be safe for children and Theresa is extremely patient and pays attention to each child in her class. She chooses easy, yet healthy, recipes for the children and does her best to stir in them the joy and happiness of making tasty food. The whole idea is to help the children acquire new skills, enjoy group activities, and teach them all about healthy foods. And Theresa does this with a lot of dedication and enthusiasm.
October 13, 2020 Southern US: Chicken and Dumplings
November 10, 2020 Poland: Perogies
December 1, 2020 India: Butter Chicken
January 12, 2021 Morocco: Chick Pea Tagine
February 9. 2021 China: Scallion Pancakes
March 9, 2021 Ireland: Irish Soda Bread Biscuits
April 13, 2021 Korea: Fried Chicken Wings
May 11, 2021 Canada: Calgary Nanaimo Bars
June 1, 2021 Vietnam: Veggie and Beef Pho