Monday, May 18, 2009


Traditional belarusian potato pancakes recipe.

Draniki is a belarusian style shallow fried potato pancakes made of grated potatoes. It is a traditional belarusian dish still very popular in present day Belarus. There are many variations of this simple recipe, on of them we present here.

Ingredients (2 servings):
  • 5 Large potatoes;
  • 1 Egg;
  • 1 medium Onion;
  • Black pepper 0.5 tea spoon;
  • Salt to taste;
  • Sunflower Oil 7-8 tbl. spoons;
Cooking Instructions:

GraterFirst of all you will need a grater to grate potatoes and onions. Be sure that you use appropriate side of grater as shown on the picture so you don't grate potatoes into strips but rather into liquid mass. That what makes draniki unique.

Draniki IngredientsPrepare ingredients. Peel potatoes and onion.

Grating PotatoesGrate potatoes and onions into a bowl
Grating Onion

Draniki DoughAdd salt, pepper, egg and mix together. The substance should not be liquid, and should not be too thick, drain excess potato juice or add some flour to achieve required level of liquidity.
Draniki Dough Ready

Frying Pan OilHeat the frying pan, pour 1 tbl. spoon of sunflower oil onto it.

Draniki MakingDump a full table spoon of mixture form the bowl onto the frying pan and from a small about quarter inch thick pancake. Cook on high for 2-3 minutes and then flip over.
Draniki Frying

Draniki Golden BrownCook another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Draniki ServeServe hot with sour cream.

Enjoy your meal!Draniki

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