I was in search of sandwiches the other day, and decided to give Krystina's Deli in Grandview a try. Although it is billed as a deli, it's really more of a Polish grocery store and carryout, offering a large selection of prepackaged products, as well as their own large assortment of pierogies and pastries.
I decided to skip the sandwiches and purchase some frozen pierogies (potato and cheddar variety - they have about 10 options) instead. "You know how to cook these?" the owner asked. "Er, boil?" As if the very thought pained him, he began waving a hand and saying "NO! No, no, no. You fry in a little olive oil and butter. You like onion, you put onion. You like bacon? You put bacon. Oh, with bacon is so good. No, I already boil. You fry. You want them nice and brown."
Because I know you should always listen to the man with the accent who made his own specialty, I'm glad I showed my ignorance. I just added a little sage and shallot to the mix and sauteed them up, allowing the butter to brown a big. They were also good simply well-browned (I know, in the picture they aren't browned enough) in butter and sprinkled liberally with salt and pepper. I will have to go back again this week and try the blueberry ones! I will, of course, report back.
Info: Krystyna's Delicatessen 1453 Grandview Ave Columbus 614.488.2860