How to make


Why you'll love it

This is a really simple dish to make and you’ll find its versatility so convenient.


– 20 rolls Rhodes dinner rolls dough thawed – 1 tbso olive oil – 1 medium carrot shredded – 1/2 medium onion chopped – 1 1/2 lb ground meat (beef, chicken, or pork works) – 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese – Salt & pepper to taste – Corn oil for deep frying

Step 1

Proof the dough. Place the dough on a lightly floured cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap. Let the dough thaw and proof for at least 1 hour at room temperature.

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Step 2

Saute the vegetables. Meanwhile, saute the chopped onions in a skillet over medium heat with olive oil until they become translucent. Then add in the shredded carrots and cook until they begin to soften.

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Step 3

Add the rest of the ingredients. Now add the ground meat and keep stirring until it’s fully cooked. Mix in the shredded mozzarella cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 4

Fill the dough. Flatten each dinner roll into a disk. Then fill each one with 1 heaping tablespoon of the meat filling and pinch the edges of the dough together to make a half-moon shape.

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Step 5

Proof the piroshki. Once all the piroshki are closed up, place them seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let them proof for another 30 minutes at room temperature.

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Step 6

Fry them. Fill a heavy-bottomed pot or pan with about 2 inches of oil and heat it over high heat (350 degrees Fahrenheit). Deep fry the piroshki for 2 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Place them on a paper towel-lined plate to blot up excess oil. Then serve them warm.

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