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Veronika Veronika | 21:20 UK time, Thursday, 9 December 2010

And once again -- Draniki)) specially for Abigail and all those who want to try making it :)

Usually i add all ingredients approximately, but i'll try to describe the process as accurate as possible(with Internet help probably :)
You need: 3-4 potatoes,1 egg, 1-2 table spoons of flour, 1 onion (if you like), salt, pepper and oil;

1. Peel, wash and grate the potatoes, and peel and chop the onion. Mix potatoes and onion. Add the egg, flour and salt, and stir well until it become combined.

2. Heat oil in a frying pan and add potato mixture with a table spoon. Fry it on the one side for about 2-3 minutes until it has a golden brown crust, then turn over to the other side and fry for a further some minutes.


  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Veronica,

    In Poland that dish call simply potato pancakes (placki ziemniaczane), I can recommend everyone, delicious food...

    Best regards,

  • Comment number 2.

    Hi Veronika and everybody!!! Nice to meet You here!!!

    I'm the beginner here and it's my first comment on the BBC blog.
    Usually I only read, but I coudn't lost such an opportunity (write to You, Veronika), becouse I'm from Ukraine and all things You've discribed in your previouse posts, and draniki recipe are so closer to me!!! :-) But now I've been living in Prague for 3 years...
    It's a good idea to make draniki on the weekend with sour cream, isn't it? :-) and I'm going to start to prepare some sweets on the Catholic Christmas, it's a really long process ;-)

    Besides I should say that my great-grandmother and the relatives from the mother side live in Belorussia :-)

    Ths You very mush for this blog, it's really interesting and helpfull in learning English. I wish a nice weekend for all of You!!!

    Bye from the snowing Prague,:-)

  • Comment number 3.

    Right - I'm going to try them this weekend! Thanks, Veronika.

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi dear Veronica , Thank you for your latest post . I really loved the village shots . How it looks wonderful . I liked the harmony of green colors . It was most like a national museum ! As Dear Abegiall said I love to move there ! What a pity that young people like to stay in big overcrowded cities .The situation is worth here in Iran as most facilities are just in big cities . If in my country the villages were good in life vital facilities I wish to move to a green village like yours . I can see some familiar flowers from my area in the shots . What a lovely swallow nest … ! I love those bindweed flowers in the shot . They remind me my childhood as we used to plant them in our little garden …
    Thank you to share Draniki recipe with us . There are lots of different kind of pancakes in Presian cousin . We call them KOKO and most of the time we spread them completely in a pan not in small amounts ,And about making Draniki , at first we cook potatoes in boiled water then we mash it and then we mix it with eggs .
    Again thank you for your informative blogs .
    Have nice Sunday and bye
    Pary from Iran

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Veronika,
    it seems to be similar to Czech "bramboraky" - we only add garlic instead of onion and some origanum. It is delicious, try it. I will try your recipe with the onion.
    Have a nice day

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi friends,
    Veronika, thank you for reminding about Draniki! I cooked it today and during cooking I thought that Abigail had been going to cook too and maybe somebody also was cooking at that time.
    I have a great idea. I propose to organize monthly culinary weekends :)
    Current blogger will share with us some national recipe and we all will make this dish in the same weekend.
    Imagine, people around the world are cooking something together.
    What do you think about this proposal?

    Take care,
    Marina from Moscow.

  • Comment number 7.

    nice looks delicious

  • Comment number 8.

    I did actually cook them yesterday morning (Sunday morning) so perhaps we were cooking at the same time, Marina! They are really easy, although the grating is quite slow. And I think they're tastier than wheat-flour pancakes, which is traditional in the UK. I will definitely be eating them again!

    Maybe next time I should try some Czech-style garlic and origano ones, Tereza.
    Pary - can you share a Persian pancake recipe? This is like an international pancake club :-)

  • Comment number 9.

    Hehe :) Very nice club ;)
    Dear friends, thanks for sharing your variants, it is really interesting to try different styles with all of you! (perhaps, at the same time:)
    And I'm really glad that you liked it, Abigail!
    See you soon!


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