Belarusian Potato Pancakes or Draniki

Draniki is a Belorussian (exUSSR republic) potato pancakes or flapjacks made of finely grated potatoes. Draniki are normally served with sour-cream, or salted (or even smoked) salmon, herrings or caviar.

Belarusian Potato Pancakes or Draniki

2 cups diced raw potatoes (best – with yellow color)
1 egg
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 Tbs potato starch from potato juice
salt and pepper to taste
some oil for frying

Belarusian Potato Pancakes or Draniki

Place potatoes and onion in blender. Puree everything. Put a strainer in a bowl, pour the potato puree and give the juice drain for 10 minutes. Carefully pour the juice from the bowl. At the bottom of the bowl you can see starch, which adds back in the potato.

The perfect pan for Draniki made of cast iron. Use little oil to grease and 2 tablespoons of puree per pancake. You might need to stir the batter before pouring it in the pan.

Great with sautéed onion and sour cream.

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