World Food Challenge

Day 16: Belarus and its Draniki

Good evening Raffies!

Tonight we were going to Belarus. As I wasn’t exactly sure what to make, I was looking at pictures of dishes online and Draniki intrigued me.
These pancakes made out of potatoes and with a meaty filling seemed interesting.
Once you’ve grated your way through the potatoes and the onions, the recipe is almost done.
The Draniki is traditionally served with sour cream. It is a very filling dish and I think it would be perfect for a cold winter night.

Ready to make it? Here it goes:


500 g potatoes, peeled

1 onion, 3/4 for the potatoes and 1/4 for the meat filling

1 egg

3 tbsp flour

1 tbsp sour cream

1 tsp salt

black pepper

oil for frying

250 g ground pork


Start by grating the potatoes on the star grater. Then grate the onion and separate 3/4 of it for the potatoes and 1/4 for the meat.

Add 1 egg, 3 tbsp of flour, 1 tbsp of sour cream, 1 tsp salt and pepper. Stir well.

In another bowl, mix the ground pork, the remaining grated onion and salt and pepper.

Now heat a large skillet and pour 2-3 tbsp of oil into it. Take a small handful of potatoes and flatten it out in the pan. Top with the meat and flatten this out too. Top with another small handful of potato batter and flatten it out over the first layer and the meat. Fry until the bottom layer is nice and golden. Flip the Draniki and cook on the other side until golden brown (approximately 4 minutes on each side).

Repeat with the remaining batter following the same procedure. Add more oil if needed.

Place the finished Draniki on some paper towels to absorb the excess oil. Serve with sour cream.

Do you know any traditional recipes from Belarus? Let me know in the comments below!

See you tomorrow! I am going ice- skating now..Have a wonderful evening!



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