Gretchen’s table: Barbecued pork pierogies

  • Homemade pierogies stuffed with pulled pork are served with coleslaw and pickles. (Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette/TNS)

  • Homemade pierogies stuffed with pulled pork are served with coleslaw and pickles. (Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette/TNS)

Pierogies are pretty easy to make at home because dumpling dough is softer and more pliable than pasta dough and therefore easier to roll out. There’s no yeast or rising time — just a brief resting period. Another plus: Making your own dumplings puts you in the driver’s seat with the fillings. The classic mashed potato and cheese ‘rogi is but one option.