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Uszka (pronounced oo-sh-ka) are essentially miniature pierogi. In Polish, the name translates to “little ears.” These bite-sized dumplings are especially popular among children. Prior to serving, they are often mixed with a little melted butter. Traditionally, mushroom-filled uszka are served with red borsch on Christmas Eve.


Pork & Beef


Overcook the product (check packaging for cooking time)
Separate frozen Uszka by force
Refreeze Uszka
Pan fry frozen Uszka


Cooking Instructions


1. Add a teaspoon of salt to 1 gallon of water, and bring water to a boil
2. Add uszka to water and gently stir

Important: Cook only one package per pot

3. Cover pot and bring water back to a boil
4. Once boiling, reduce heat to achieve a light simmer
5. Wait until the product begins to float to the surface
6. Boil for 1 more minute
7. Drain and transfer to plate
8. Allow product to cool for 1 minute before serving


1. Boil product as directed above
2. Remove from water and drain
3. Add vegetable oil to frying pan and set to low heat

Note: In place of vegetable oil, butter can be used for better taste. However, the temperature of the pan should be adjusted to avoid burning the butter.

4. Once pan heats up, add uszka and fry to a light golden-brown color on both sides.

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Important Information

  • Product is pre-cooked, but not ready to eat.
  • Check packaging for exact cooking time. Overcooking the product will increase the dough thickness.
  • Thawing product prior to cooking is not recommended.
  • Using a microwave to heat product is not recommended.
  • Fresh product can be kept in a refrigerator three days prior to cooking. If you do not plan on cooking fresh product within three days of purchase, make sure to freeze it immediately.
  • Avoid purchasing product from sellers that store our product in weak freezers, or freezers that are opened very frequently. Please report any cases where you believe the product is being stored improperly.
  • When keeping product in your home freezer, avoid placing warm products into the same freezer. Temperature fluctuations may cause the product to crack.