Muffins recipes

National dish of Belarus

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  • Independence: 25. 12. 1991
  • Capital: Minsk
  • Official language: Belarusian, Russian
  • Population: 9 503 807
  • Area: 207 595 km2
  • International code: BY
  • Currency: Belarusian ruble (BYR)
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  • 5 Large potatoes
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 medium Onion
  • Black pepper 0.5 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Sunflower Oil 7-8 tbl. spoons
Draniki national food (dish) of Belarus


First of all you will need a grater to grate potatoes and onions. Be sure that you use appropriate side of grater as shown on the picture so you don't grate potatoes into strips but rather into liquid mass. That what makes draniki unique. Prepare ingredients. Peel potatoes and onion. Grate potatoes and onions into a bowl. Add salt, pepper, egg and mix together. The substance should not be liquid, and should not be too thick, drain excess potato juice or add some flour to achieve required level of liquidity. Heat the frying pan, pour 1 tbl. spoon of sunflower oil onto it. Dump a full table spoon of mixture form the bowl onto the frying pan and from a small about quarter inch thick pancake. Cook on high for 2-3 minutes and then flip over. Cook another 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot with sour cream.


Potato pancakes are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato, flour and egg, often flavored with grated onion or garlic and seasoning. Potato pancakes may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese) to the sweet (such as apple sauce or sugar), or they may be served ungarnished. Potato pancakes are sometimes made from mashed potatoes to produce pancake-shaped croquettes.

The cuisine in Belarus: Delicious and warming, modern-day Belarusian cuisine is a mix of two key factors: the people’s relationship with the land and local produce, influences from neighbouring countries and migrant settlers. For these reasons, you’ll find that food in Belarus is quite similar to the cuisines of Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine and Poland. The European community has also contributed much to modern-day food in Belarus. Belarus dishes are typically based on local vegetables and cereals, especially: potatoes, beetroot, mushrooms, berries, barley. Potatoes deserve a special mention as they have formed the basis of many of the dishes of Belarus for hundreds of years.

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