Stuffed Potato Pancakes Recipe.

Stuffed Potato Pancakes Recipe

Stuffed Potato Pancakes Recipe.

Draniki's Stuffed Potato Pancakes

Deruny, often referred to as draniki, are shredded potato pancakes that are popular in Russia. A tasty surprise, this is filled with a delicate pork pie!
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword Stuffed Potato Pancakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 32 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes
Servings 5 people (makes 16 potato pancakes
Calories 314kcal
Author Claudia Martinez
Cost $5-$7


  • 1/8 teaspoon each of salt and black pepper
  • Half a pound of ground pork (or ground chicken or turkey)
  • Olive oil, 3 tablespoons (or other cooking oil)
  • black pepper, or to taste, 1/8 teaspoon
  • 1 salt shaker, or as desired
  • a total of 2 tablespoons of sour cream for serving
  • 3 tablespoons of regular flour
  • One big egg
  • Peel one medium onion.
  • 1 1/2 pounds of gold potatoes, peeled (5 to 6 medium-sized)


  • Put on safety gloves and use the star grater side of a box grater to grate all of the peeled potatoes into a big basin. Scrape out roughly 1/3 cup of the extra liquid that has accumulated on top using a spoon.
  • Grate a medium-sized onion in the same bowl using the star grater's opposite side (no need to wash the grater). For the meat mixture, keep aside 1 tablespoon of the shredded onion.
  • Add 1 big egg, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1 tablespoon of sour cream, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper to the potato and onion combination. Stir well, then put aside.
  • 1/2 pound of ground beef, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, a dash of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon of shredded onion should all be combined in a medium bowl. Blend well after mixing. Cut the meat into 16 thin, 2 inch broad slices, and lay aside.
  • 2-3 teaspoons of oil are heated over medium heat in a large non-stick frying pan*. Add the potato mixture one spoonful at a time, leveling the top with the back of a spoon, after the oil is heated. Add a slice of meat to each burger right away and then top with another spoonful of the potato mixture. Fry for four minutes on each side, or until golden brown and well done. Serve right away after transferring to a platter covered with paper towels. Continue the procedure with the other ingredients, using more oil as necessary.


  • Utilizing two big nonstick skillets at once will reduce the cooking time in half.
  • Stir the potato mixture quickly to include any liquid that starts to float to the top. Usually, I stir after every batch.

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I am Claudia Martinez, the creator behind the food blog where I share our family’s favorite recipes. When I am not in the kitchen, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and my children. We invite you to join us on our blogging journey!

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