Potato Pancakes (also known as Draniki) From Belarus 1-94b6684a

Dish Spotlight: Potato Pancakes From Belarus

Take grated potatoes, mix them with egg and minced onion, fry them up, and you have the delicious Draniki.

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.

This potato pancake of Belarus is served with sour cream and can be found in restaurants as well as at a variety of food vendors.


50 g wheat flour

2 eggs

4 tbsp milk

½ tsp salt

ground black pepper

450 g potatoes

1 onion

30 g butter

250 ml sour cream


Place the flour, eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl, and whisk until smooth. Let rest for a few minutes.

Finely grate the potatoes and onion into the bowl, and mix with a spatula.

Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Melt a small piece of butter, then ladle in some batter to form a 10 cm disc. Cook until golden brown on both sides, transfer to an oven-proof dish, and top with another small piece of butter. Repeat until you run out of batter.

Cover with foil, and bake in a 175⁰ C oven for about 5 minutes. Serve hot, with sour cream on the side.

Source: Belgian Boys | Ingmar

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