Draniki is a national Belarusian dish,which is to the liking of both the inhabitants of Belarus and the greater part of the population of the neighboring countries. Its basis is grated potatoes with the addition of eggs, flour and onions. However, this dish has many variations, starting with pancakes and squash and finishing with potato and meat drankards. But the undoubted popularity was won by draniki with minced meat. We'll talk about them in this article.

Potato pancakes with minced meat, as well as with anyother fillings, are called in Belarus "sorcerers". Ukrainians also call potato pancakes "derunami", and Lithuanians call "zepelins". The principle of cooking pancakes practically does not differ from the standard recipe, only the meat filling is its zest.

So, pancakes with minced meat, recipe.


  • Potatoes - 5 pieces of medium size;
  • Eggs - 2 pieces;
  • Minced meat - 100-150 grams;
  • Onion - 2 pieces;
  • Flour - 1-2 tablespoons;
  • Black pepper and salt to taste;
  • Vegetable oil.

Initially, you need to prepare potatoes, that ispeel it and grate it (fine or medium). In order that it does not darken, it is recommended to immediately add finely grated onions (1 piece). Onion can be replaced with a small amount of vinegar or lemon juice, although this can lead to stiffness of the pancakes, as well as two tablespoons of kefir or sour cream, which will add a dish of delicate taste.

Pancakes with minced meat can be made more airy,adding a pinch of soda to the dough. Some so that the potatoes do not darken, soak it in water. But in this case, in addition to losing the starch contained in it, the potato also will lose all its nutritional value.

Grated potatoes should be left for 10 minutes, thensqueeze out the juice and add flour, eggs, pepper and salt. Mix thoroughly. At the same time, you should fry the minced meat with finely chopped onion until golden.

Pancakes with minced meat should be fried in a frying pan,so it needs to be preheated and add vegetable oil. Ideal for frying pancakes - olive oil or grape seeds. Potato mass should be spread in a frying pan with thin tortillas (slightly pressing down from the top with a fork) and form a beautiful pancake shape. On top of them lay the minced meat (not more than one teaspoon) and "cover" the potato layer.

First, the pancake must be fried on one side, andthen turn over and on a small fire with a closed lid fry on the other side. Prepare the dish until you get a beautiful ruddy brown. If suddenly pancakes with minced meat turned a little damp - it does not matter, just put them in a pan and send them for 20-30 minutes in the oven. Bake at 180 ° C.

It is recommended to serve the dish to the table still hot,pre-decorated with leafy greens or adding sour cream. As an option, to improve the taste of pancakes, you can make a special sauce. For example, based on sour cream and mushrooms. But it is desirable to give preference to this or that sauce, being guided by your own culinary preferences, because any potatoes or herbs will approach the pancakes with minced meat.

By the way, you can cook pancakes with mushroomstuffing. The technology of preparation of a dish practically does not differ from the previous recipe, only the filling should be corrected. Ingredients for mushroom stuffing will be: 50 grams of dried mushrooms, 1-2 onions, 0.3 cups of mushroom broth, 50 grams of butter and a little salt.

To prepare forcemeat, mushrooms must be boiled,finely chop, add to them chopped fried onion and mushroom broth. Stir the mixture thoroughly and add a little salt. Next, follow the instructions for preparing pancakes with minced meat.

This nourishing and tasty dish will not leave anyone indifferent.

Bon Appetit!