“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Millennial Central for Mrs. T’s Pierogies. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.”
So hey, remember how excited I was to be a pierogy ambassador for Mrs. T's? And how, basically, it's the coolest thing ever because I get a few boxes of pierogies (which I always buy, anyway), and I get to gush about how much I love them? And how if they didn't come in handy frozen boxes I would probably starve 1-2 nights a week because I'm too lazy to feed myself?
It's March Madness, right? Everyone's filled out your brackets, I hope? I filled mine out very systematically, by randomly picking teams because I couldn't care less about sports. But that's not important. What's important is that there's like a month of constant basketball, every day, all day. And it's likely that at some point you will host or be invited to a party to watch one of these big games.
Do yourself, and everyone else, a big favor by cooking up a box or two of pierogies, crispy and coated with buffalo sauce, and served with blue cheese for dipping. Plus, you know, you can chop up some celery and carrots if you're into those. But think about it: what are pierogies made of? Delicious pasta dough, potatoes, cheese, sometimes onions or chives? Which part of that doesn't sound amazing with buffalo sauce? It's a match made in heaven.
I got this recipe direct from Mrs. T's website, which is Pierogies.com, by the way.
You will need:
- 1 (12-ounce) box Mrs. T’s® Potato & Cheddar Mini Pierogies (if you're serving these as an appetizer or tasty side dish), or 2-3 boxes regular sized pierogies (if they're going to be a main dish.)
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 1 cup oil
- ½ cup hot pepper sauce
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- Blue cheese dressing
- Optional: carrots and celery
It's pretty simple, really. Just mix the canola oil, hot pepper sauce, and chili powder in a large bowl, stir really well to combine, and toss the pierogies with it.
Coat a baking sheet liberally with nonstick cooking spray (seriously, do this step. I forgot it, and I had to pry them off the cookie sheet), and spread the pierogies evenly on it. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes, flip, and cook for another 6-8 minutes until pierogies are puffed up in the middle and golden brown.
Serve with blue cheese sauce for dipping, and enjoy!
So if you're having an impromptu get-together, don't panic, because you already have the ingredients in your fridge and freezer to make a delicious snack or even an entree. I'd imagine they go great with pizza, beer, french fries, chicken fingers...yum. It's like a spicy baked potato, and I'm almost mad I didn't think of this before.
For other awesome party and game day recipes, as well as simple weeknight dinner recipes, check out Mrs. T's website.
Once again, special thanks to Mrs. T's, and to Millenial Central for allowing me to gush about one of my favorite companies in exchange for promotional pierogies. Promogies?