Stuffed Potato Pancakes Recipe.

Stuffed Potato Pancakes Recipe

Stuffed Potato Pancakes Recipe.

Stuffed Potato Pancakes - Draniki

Draniki (also known as deruny), are Russian potato pancakes made with shredded potatoes. This is stuffed with a tender meat pie - a delicious surprise!
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

Ingredients

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground pork (or ground chicken or turkey)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (or other cooking oil)
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream, plus more for serving
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 medium onion, peeled
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled gold potatoes (5 to 6 medium-sized)

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, grate all of the peeled potatoes using the star grater side of a box grater (protect your hands with safety gloves!) Use a spoon to scrape off any excess liquid on top (remove about 1/3 cup).
  • In the same bowl, grate a medium-sized onion on the same side as the star grater (no need to wash the grater). Reserve 1 tablespoon of grated onion and set aside for the meat mixture.
  • In the potato and onion mixture, add 1 large egg, 3 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper. Stir until combined and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 pound ground beef with 1/4 teaspoon salt, a pinch of black pepper, and 1 tablespoon grated onion. Mix until well blended. Divide the meat into 16 thin pieces, each about 2 inches wide and set aside.
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan* over medium heat with 2-3 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the potato mixture 1 tablespoon at a time, flattening the top with the back of a spoon. Immediately place a piece of meat on each patty and cover each with another tablespoon of the potato mixture**. Fry 4 minutes per side or until fully cooked through and golden brown. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels and serve immediately. Repeat the process with the rest of the ingredients, adding more oil as needed.

Notes

  • Cut the cooking time in half by using 2 large nonstick skillets at a time.
  • If liquid begins to rise to the top of the potato mixture, stir quickly to incorporate it back into the mixture. I usually stir between each batch.

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Claudia Martinez

Written by Claudia Martinez

I am Claudia Martinez, the creator behind the food blog FoodFourYou.com 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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