Draniki (potato pancakes) 06.10.2015

recipe of the week

Potatoes and cheap eats go hand-in-hand. Yet that doesn’t mean you can’t have a satiating and nutritious meal! Try this recipe from Belarus, which is crispy, warm, and delicious.

Yields 2 servings



  • large potatoes, 5
  • egg, 1
  • medium onion, 1
black pepper, ½ t
salt, to taste
  • sunflower oil, 8 T


  1. Peel the potatoes and onion. Grate them; place in a bowl. They should be a pasty mass, not grated strips.
  2. Thoroughly combine salt, pepper, and eggs; add to potatoes and onions. Drain any excess juice from potatoes or add flour to keep it together.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil into a skillet; heat on high. Pour one tablespoon of mixture into skillet (about ¼-inch thick). Fry 2-3 minutes; flip.
  4. Cook other side 3-4 minutes; should be golden brown.
  5. Garnish with sour cream; serve.

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