Draniki Russian-Style Potato Pancakes

Draniki Russian-Style Potato Pancakes

These Russian potato pancakes are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The potato tastes so good! And what's more, they're so easy to make!

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Potatoes (medium)
Flour (cake flour)
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
as needed
1 teaspoon
a small amount


1. Peel the potatoes with a slicer and grate them up while they are raw.
2. Add a beaten egg to the grated potato and mix. Add the flour, then season with salt and pepper and mix everything together well.
3. Grease a hot frying pan with some vegetable oil. Add the mixture half a ladle at a time and cook over medium heat.
4. Once the pancakes have browned, flip them over. Once both sides have browned, they're done. Please eat them while they're still hot!
5. If you'd like, you can top these potato pancakes with butter or sour cream, but I love eating them plain.
6. Although the top photo only shows 5 pancakes, this recipe yields about 7-8 pancakes.

Story Behind this Recipe

My Russian friend's mother often made these for me when I lived in Israel. I made a note of the recipe here to remind myself how to make them in future.
These pancakes have a simple flavour and taste just like what a real Russian mother would make.