Air fryer pierogies with onions are delicious, unique, and interesting, especially when prepared and seasoned well. Air frying the pierogies creates a crispy exterior while maintaining a tender and flavorful filling, offering a delightful contrast of textures. The addition of onions adds a sweet and savory dimension to the dish, enhancing the overall taste.
How To Make Air Fryer Frozen Pierogies
Are you fed up with oven-made pierogies? Then, try making them with an air fryer. Not only this method is quick but more flavorful. This dish’s distinctiveness stems from the use of an air fryer, which not only uses less oil and fat than deep-frying but also produces a lighter, crispier texture. Pierogies and onions are a classic pairing, but the air fryer approach gives this meal a contemporary taste.
8-10 Frozen pierogies
1 Small onion
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Step-1: I will make this recipe in two parts. First part is for making onions and the other is for making pierogies.
Step-2: Take a medium size pot and fill it half with water. Boil the water on medium flame and add pierogies to boiling water.
Step-3: Let pierogies boil for 5 minutes. Then take them out and drain.
Step-4: Now, take an onion and slice it into large and thin slices. The thickness of onion slices should be 1/2 “ or less. Cook them in an air fryer pan with oil for 8-10 minutes at 300 F. Stir them after regular intervals of 2 minutes.
Step-5: Once the onions are done set them aside.
Step-6: Pierogies have been dried by this time. Now spray them with olive oil and cook at 390 F for 8-10 minutes in the air fryer.
Step-7: After 8-10 minutes, the tops of the pierogies will be golden brown. Serve them with air-fried onions and a dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy!
What Dishes Pair Well With Pierogies?
Pierogies are versatile and you can serve different dishes with them. They can be paired with various dishes to create a satisfying meal. Here are some dishes that pair well with pierogies:
How Long Should I Cook Pierogies In An Air Fryer?
Cooking times can vary depending on your air fryer. But I would recommend cooking them for 8-10 minutes will do the job. They will get crispy and brown on top and corners once they are cooked properly.
Can I Cook Frozen Pierogies In An Air Fryer?
I would suggest don’t cook frozen pierogies directly in the air fryer. Instead, first, boil them for 5 minutes in a pot before air frying them. Boiling makes them tender and fluffy inside and when you air fry them they become crispy and crunchy from the outside resulting in perfectly cooked pierogies.
What Are Some Dipping Sauces To Serve With Air Fryer Pierogies?
Dipping sauces can add a burst of flavor to air-fried pierogies. Here are some delicious options to consider:
Sour cream: This conventional option provides a refreshing, tangy counterpoint to the warm pierogies. For additional flavor, add some minced chives or garlic.
Spicy mustard: A good-quality spicy or whole-grain mustard can add a nice kick to your pierogies.
Tzatziki: This salted Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce brings a refreshing and cool taste that pairs well with pierogies.
Marinara sauce: A simple marinara or tomato sauce can complement pierogies with cheese or meat fillings.
Cheese sauce: A warm, creamy cheese sauce made with cheddar or gouda can add extra richness to your pierogies.
Can I Cook Both Store-bought And Homemade Pierogies In An Air Fryer?
Yes, you can cook both store-bought frozen and homemade pierogies in your air fryer. Just keep in mind that if homemade pierogies are fresh then reduce the cooking time by 2-3 minutes as they will cook more quickly than frozen pierogies.
Reheating & Storing Options
Reheat and store pierogies properly so that they maintain their taste and texture. You can store leftover pierogies in an airtight container. Store them in your refrigerator for 3-4 days.
And when you want to eat them, take them out from the refrigerator and warm them up in an air fryer for 3 minutes at 350 F.
- 8-10 Frozen pierogies
- 1 Small onion
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- spraying oil
- I will make this recipe in two parts. One is for making onions and the other is for making pierogies.
- Take a medium size pot and fill it half with water. Boil the water on medium flame and add pierogies to boiling water.
- Let pierogies boil for 5 minutes. Then take them out and drain.
- Now, take an onion and slice it into large and thin slices. The thickness of onion slices should be 1/2 “ or less. Cook them in an air fryer pan with oil for 8-10 minutes at 300 F. Stir them after regular intervals of 2 minutes.
- Once the onions are done set them aside.
- Pierogies have been dried by this time. Now spray them with olive oil and cook at 390 F for 8-10 minutes in the air fryer.
- After8-10 minutes, the tops of the pierogies will be golden brown. Serve them with air-fried onions and a dipping sauce of your choice. Enjoy!
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