People often ask the question; can you cook frozen pierogies in an air fryer? And you wouldn’t believe how perfectly they cook. Air fryers are perfect appliances to cook up your favorite frozen appetizers and tons of other meals. Frozen pierogies will come out of an air fryer with a crispy outside and piping hot inside in a jiffy. there are many different brands of air fryers that work well for frying frozen pierogies. We tested them all, including the popular Ninja Foodi and Nuwave Brio models as well as Cosori’s less expensive option with an affordable price tag.
If you haven’t heard of pierogies, they are like little pasta dumplings filled with garlic, cheesy, boiled chicken, or onion mashed potatoes. You can have your own variant of pierogies with ingredients that you like the most. I personally prefer a mixture of boiled chicken, mashed potatoes, and onion. Oh boy, they are amazing!!
Many countries have their own variation of pierogies but originally it came from Poland. There, the potato-filled dumplings are considered to be a national dish featured at local food fairs and events.
Cooking pierogies in an air fryer
Cooking pierogies in an air fryer is pretty straightforward and easy. Whatever air fryer you have in your kitchen, you will get nice, crispy, and crunchy pierogies that will make you want another, and another! You can make pierogies at the home of course but I tend to keep things simple and you can find it in the frozen section of your grocery store.
How to cook pierogies in an air fryer guideline
Pierogies is one of the most loved dishes in the United States. It is super easy to cook and amazingly delicious when served with sour cream. Kids often love to have pierogies right after school.
I recommend not making pierogies at home, it will just add to the work. Just go grab a pack from a nearby store – easy-peasy!
- One pack of pierogies
- Olive oil spray
- Sour cream
Spread the pierogies onto the air fryer basket or tray and spray them with olive oil spray. Although, air fryers don’t need oil to cook food, however, a little spray would give its taste much needed boost.
Plug the air fryer and set it for 8 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. After four minutes, flip the pierogies and continue for another 4 minutes.
Once the cooking cycle completes, the air fryer will automatically switch off. Plate the pierogies and enjoy with your favorite ketchup or sauce.
What is the best way to cook pierogies?
You can cook pierogies using many different methods such as boiling, microwave, frying pan, steaming, grilling, deep-frying, slow cooker, and air frying. The most convenient, however, is cooking with an air fryer. All you have to do is, toss in the pierogies, spray some olive oil and cook for 8 minutes. Once the cycle completes, serve and enjoy with any of your favorite sauces.
Do you have to boil pierogies before frying them?
Frozen pierogies need to be boiled first if you aren’t using an air fryer. However, there is no need to boil fresh or chilled pierogies. You can grill or fry them right away.
How the pierogies are traditionally cooked?
The traditional way to cook pierogies is to boil them for 8-10 minutes till they start floating on the water surface. Afterward, you can simply fry them in oil using a frying pan until browned and crispy.