For last semester’s photojournalism class, I was tasked to complete a photo essay on an event or someone in my community. There were a few ideas floating around in my mind but eventually, I decided to do my essay on Kim Bialkoski. Thankfully she entertained this project and was very accommodating throughout the process.
Kim and I initially met at a Satanic Rights show in 2016, and what stuck with me was her positive attitude, friendliness, and passion for DIY. I found it incredibly cool that she operates her own food preservation company, flora & farmer, and I’ve had the utmost respect for her hard work and dedication to her business and her customers.
I’m a total perogie fiend. Home-made, store-bought, cheddar, onion, bacon and potato, sweet potato, you name it. Fry them up and put them in my mouth, please!
A few years ago, I experimented frying perogies with different veggies and concocted an amazing dish: fried potato perogies with onion, broccoli, and shredded cheese. I make this for every potluck, and I’ve even had the pleasure of serving it to a handful of bands like Sepultura, Death Angel, and Krisiun. All the reviews I get on this dish are nothing put positive.
Here’s what you need for a serving of two:
1 yellow onion (chopped)
1 head broccoli (chopped)
marble cheese (shredded)
1 bag of potato and cheddar perogies
Pour olive oil in a large pan and turn up the burner to medium high heat
Put 14-18 frozen perogies in the pan
Add the chopped broccoli and onions
Fry everything until it turns golden brown
Sprinkle the shredded cheese on the mixture
Stir or flip the mixture so the cheese is evenly distributed and melted
This dish is also incredible with bacon. I suggest frying the bacon first and using the leftover grease to fry the perogies and veggies. Then right before you add the cheese, put the bacon pieces back into the pan.
There you go! Next time you have a potluck or just want to try something new, refer back to this recipe and be amazed. ;)