Friday, 5 August 2022

"Less Putin, More Poutine"

Having a recent craving for the food of My Rare One's people, we went out for lunch last week at Uncle Ed's Ukrainian Restaurant. I've previously mentioned how Edmonton is full of fundraisers right now to aid war-torn Ukraine, so this Special at Uncle Ed's caught my eye --


How could I NOT order it?

As you may know, classic poutine (Canada's contribution to the world of haute cuisine) consists of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. Uncle Ed's ode to Canadian/Ukrainian solidarity consists of perogies, cheese curds, diced ham and gravy.

Behold the Special in all its glory!


It tasted okay, but perogies go better with sour cream than gravy, I must say. However, the cheese curds were right at home!

I topped off lunch with a plateful of delicious blueberry dessert perogies in warm brown sugar cream sauce. OMG so good!


It's not every day you can strike a small blow for freedom with your stomach, so thank you, Uncle Ed's!

[Photos © Debra She Who Seeks, July 2022]

36 comments:

Boud said...

Thats a fundraiser a person can get into!

Mistress Maddie said...

I not sure what I think of the blueberry dessert perogies.......and I love blueberries.

Marie Smith said...

Yay for perogies!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

the food of my people! i agree, sour cream with pierogies and gravy with fries!

Martha said...

Oh my, mouthwatering! Perogies in poutine. Now there's something new to me! I'd be curious to try it.

baili said...

How nice you found a place that made you add in fund raising for the cause important to humanity.
Well blue berries dish can be only good and nothing else, :)
Good that you has cheese to make it your thing.

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

I have never had Poutine!
I do love cheese, though.
And I love perogies! When I lived in Pittsburgh it was my favorite dish! Well, that and Polish sausage.

XOXO

Haddock said...

Good to know that 100% proceeds goes to Ukraine.

Travel said...

Hubby's family is Slovak, perogies are a basic food group. Those look so good.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I've never had Poutine! But your (original) version sounds like it's right up my food alley.
Dessert Perogies? Say it isn't so!

Bob said...

I've never had poutine, but would like more of that and less of Vlad. However ... cheese curds. The name alone gives me pause. I may have to buckle down and just try it.

Rommy said...

So I've never had poutine, but now I wish to correct that! LOL, I probably don't have to go all the way to Canada for that, but I should add getting poutine on my to-do list if I ever get to Prince Edward Island.

Frank said...

That really looks yummy...nothing like that here in New Mexico where EVERYTHING must have or be covered with green chili. When we lived in Connecticut our neighbor lady used to make pierogi with the local church women every week to sell after mass on Sunday. She always brought home the ones "that weren't perfect" and would give us a bag or three. They were perfect enough for us! Potato, cabbage, cheese filled. We always had some in the freezer and how we miss those homemade pierogi sautéed with a little butter...I'm hungry now...

Ukrainian said...

Is it possible for you to use instead of that linguistic travesty "perogies"
a real Ukrainian name of it -- vareneki? ;-)

To throw Putin et co into even deeper chasms of self-deprecation and dismy.
As stealing cultural elements from others (as they have no/deprecated own) is their daily routine and dearest habit.

Glory to Ukraine!

And... vareneki is the best when taken with smetana (well, sour cream, yes)

Tundra Bunny said...

Those blueberry perogies/vareniki look delicious! I bet they'd be even tastier with a light lemon sauce -- YUM! Poutine does not appeal to my Canadian taste buds at all and I freely admit it, LOL!

pam nash said...

The dessert looks very good. I believe I might have ordered that first then the other thing. No since in being too full to enjoy the good stuff!

Unknown said...

@Bob Cheese curds are just freshly made cheddar cheese that hasn't been smooshed into a block and aged. https://www.allrecipes.com/article/things-you-dont-know-about-cheese-curds/

LL Cool Joe said...

The dessert looked good, the main course, not so much!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I don't know about poutine. I wasn't a fan when I tried it at some mall in Canada (Was it Ottawa or Edmonton or somewhere in between? I dunno.) It upset my system. But those blueberry treats look delectable.

My ancestry, three generations ago, risked their lives from Ukraine so I could be here to freely comment on your blog. Down with putin! More poutine or anything sweet and non-homicidal!

Adam said...

I'm very disturbed by people saying they don't care about what's happening in Ukraine

Liz Hinds said...

Now that blueberry dessert definitely looks more appealing.

Mike said...

Blueberries!

bobbie said...

LOVE the "Less Putin; more poutine"!!
A great cause ~~

Old Lurker said...

I approve of having less Putin.

Honestly I am not sure why perogies exist, but I agree that dessert perogies are underrated. My condolences to your blood sugars.

roentare said...

I thought Perogies were originally Russian? I love Perogies because my best friend in university was a half Ukrainian and half Russian. His grandma always cooked me everything Russian and fed me until I gained 2kg before I left.

I love the desert!

Joanne Noragon said...

Well directed charity.

Richard said...

Oh my gods! I'm not sure i will ever acquire a taste for Poutaine! It is not something i would eat in public!

Maybe with a little cilantro and salsa?

The blueberry wonton thingies look soft and delicious.
I will order 3 plates, one for me and two for my friends.

The Blog Fodder said...

I think perogies is a western Ukraine term and since most long time Canadian Ukrainians came from western Ukraine, that is the name most commonly used. All the newcomers may change it a little. Also western Ukraine would have sausage that is fried while in much of the rest of the country sausage is eaten cold.
Love fried vareniki with onions and polish sausage. Desert vareniki seems to be a Canadian thing. Sour cherries inside would be awesome.
While Tanya is away, I am going to try my hand at making vareniki when she cant criticize me for doing it wrong.

Linda said...

I have never tasted it, should try it! The cause is good and the sentence on the board is great.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I'm a fan of curds, not Putin.
Coffee is on and stay safe

angela said...

An excellent, and delish way to raise funds. I think if I was there I’d personally make over a hundred dollars!
I’d have lunch there everyday!

G. B. Miller said...

I think poutine would be something that I actually would want to try.

Anonymous said...

Slava Ukraina! So glad to hear of the fundraiser going to help the Ukrainian people. Putin can drop dead any old time. Monster.
Both plates of food look delicious!
E

Moving with Mitchell said...

I'll skip the poutines. Sorry. But i will have doubles on the blueberry dessert perogies.

Ol'Buzzard said...

I don't know about perogies, but everything has got to be better with gravy.
the Ol'Buzzard

Ur-spo said...

Poutine! I love it so! For me it takes like drunk food.