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What's that pasta called that's almost like a pierogi?

Asked by Disc2021 (4483 points ) September 22nd, 2010

It’s almost like a pierogi—there’s potato in the middle of the noodle and the noodles are spherical/oval shaped. Anyone have any idea what I’m talking about?

Not cheese tortellini or anything.

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jaytkay's avatar

Gnocchi is potato throughout, not filled, like little dumplings. But the shape is right, “spherical/oval”.

But I think ravioli is more pierogi -sized and -shaped Traditionally it’s meat or cheese inside, but I would certainly go for potato ravioli.

heresjohnny's avatar

@jaytkay Good point. I read “potato” and “pasta” and my mind went straight to gnocchi.

jaytkay's avatar

@heresjohnny I still think the answer might be gnocchi.

I want some gnocchi now

Disc2021's avatar

Hmm. It looks like the closest thing is the Gnocchi, but this is a little different. It was like a potato filled noodle. Like a gusher, but with potato, haha.

I’m making dinner for my roomies and I was going to do pasta… but that’s a little boring. I wanted the potato filled stuff but I can’t remember what it’s called or where to find it… I guess if I can’t find that I may have to settle with tortellini.

jaytkay's avatar

The secret shortcut to wow your friends with homemade ravioli is wonton wrappers from the grocery store.

Potato Ravioli With Wonton Wraps

Wonton Skins for Ravioli??

Bacon & Idaho® Potato Ravioli in Wanton Skins

Disc2021's avatar

@jaytkay Mmm. Interesting!

Frankie's avatar

Maybe spatzle? It can come in a variety of different shapes and have many different ingredients, but the kind I’ve always had is oval-shaped and mushy, kind of like what you described.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sp%C3%A4tzle#Dough_varieties

perg's avatar

Agnolotti is shaped like pierogi. I’ve never had it with potato stuffing but I suppose you could do it. My bet is you had it with ricotta, which can have a potato-y texture.

jaytkay's avatar

@perg, the “Semicircular agnolotti” pictured at Wikipedia is looking extremely pierogi-ish to my eyes. Good call!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnolotti

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talljasperman's avatar

are you talking about the meat pockets from Chef Boyardee

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