Kenny and Daddy have been working hard to repair the roof while Kenny has been home on leave.

Meanwhile, we girls have been in the kitchen preparing meals for them.  One of my favorite dishes to make is Vereniki.    It is a simple recipe, but can be quite time consuming.  I recommend listening to a good sermon tape to keep your mind occupied while your hands are busy.  Below is the recipe I use.

Potato Vereniki

Mashed potatoes (Ashley makes the most delicious mashed potatoes!  She boils the potatoes in water seasoned with garlic salt.  When they are ready, she drains them, reserving the potato water to use while mashing them [in place of milk], and then flavors them with all kinds of delicious spices [more garlic, basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, etc.].  Very tasty!)

Vereniki dough

  • 3 Cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 Cup hot (not boiling) water (We like to use the potato water because of the wonderful flavor it lends to the dough.)
  • 1 Tablespoon oil (mix with the water)

Mix flour and salt.  Add hot water and oil and stir until dough clumps together.  Knead.

Roll dough into a log approximately 2″ in diameter and slice into many small pieces.  Roll slices into flat circles.

Fill with mashed potatoes.

Filling the Vereniki

Filling the Vereniki

Fold over and pinch shut.  They should resemble half moons.

Drop into boiling water.  Vereniki will rise to the surface when done.

May serve immediately or refrigerate until later. When ready to serve, lightly brown in oiled frying pan. (Potato Vereniki are delicious with olive oil and sauteed onions drizzled on top!) Serve with a fresh, green salad.