Draniki is a very popular dish in the CIS countries, most people love potato pancakes. The technology of cooking is quite simple and does not require special skills..

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Ingredients amount
potatoes 300 g (indicated net weight, without peel)
the eggs 1 PC.
onion 40 g (rubbed with potatoes)
flour 15 g
cheese 50 g
dill (optional) 5 g
vegetable oil 50 ml
Time for preparing: 30 minutes Calories per 100 grams: 178 Kcal
For cooking potato pancakes with cheese, you do not need to have serious cooking skills. All technological processes are elementary..

Potatoes must be cleaned, washed and grated on a special grater for pancakes (the smallest). Peeled onions are also rubbed into the same container where the potatoes lie.

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Put the mass in a sieve – drain the excess liquid, which was formed as a result of friction products. Transfer the potatoes and onions from the sieve into a bowl, add the egg and flour. Everything mixes up.

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Potato mass is ready, you need to start cooking the filling. Grate the cheese (it doesn’t matter what size it is), add a little chopped dill. Mix thoroughly with a fork..

On the fire, you need to put the pan, wait a bit and add vegetable oil.

When the oil is very well heated, with a tablespoon you need to take the potato mass and put it in the pan, the spoon forms a round pancake. Then put about a teaspoon of cheese on top and add another potato mass on top.


It turns out this structure: potato – cheese – potatoes. By the same principle we form the remaining pancakes, according to this list of ingredients, about 5 of them are produced..

Potato pancakes with cheese and ham

If the usual pancakes are already a bit tired, you can try to make a rather interesting variation of the dish – pancakes with ham, cheese and greens..


  • potatoes (the weight is indicated already peeled, with a peel of about 450 g) – 300 g;
  • onion (does not allow potatoes to darken quickly, adds flavor) – 40 g;
  • eggs – 1 pc (if the mass is too thick, you can add one more);
  • garlic (not a required ingredient, but improves the taste) – 10 g;
  • flour – 20 g;
  • ham (can be used balyk or other similar type of meat) – 80 g;
  • hard cheese or mozzarella – 50 g;
  • greens (dill, parsley, cilantro, depending on personal preferences) – 15 g;
  • oil is vegetable – 35 g.

The dish is cooked for 20-25 minutes, depends on the speed of the person and his skills in cooking..

Calories per 100 g – 188 kcal.

In this recipe, all the ingredients are rubbed on a coarse grater (potatoes, onions, cheese), and garlic – on fine ones. Ham and greens must be cut into very small cubes. Put everything in one bowl or another container, add egg, greens, flour and mix.

Potato mass need to spread a tablespoon (the most convenient way) on a hot frying pan. Pancakes must be round. This, of course, is not a mandatory rule, but the appearance of the dish should be presentable. Fry until ready.

Cheese draniki with sausage

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The recipe for potato pancakes with cheese and sausage is somewhat similar to the previous one, but it also has its subtleties in cooking technology.


  • peeled potatoes (per 5 – 6 pancakes) – 300 g;
  • onion (if there are no onions, you can replace 20 g of garlic) – 40 g;
  • egg – 1 pc .;
  • flour (optional ingredient, makes a crisp) – 15 g;
  • hard cheese – 40 g;
  • sausage (any, which person likes more) – 60 g.

Cooking time depends on many personal factors, on average it will take 20 – 25 minutes..

Calories per 100 g – 192 kcal.

Prepare the potatoes and grate it on a fine grater with the peeled onions, strain the mass through a sieve, but do not squeeze, but simply remove excess water.

After that, transfer the rubbed mass into a medium-sized bowl and add the egg and flour, mix everything very carefully. Next, you need to do the preparation of the filling.

Grate cheese on a medium grater, sausage, too (if possible) or chop very finely. Combine these two ingredients with the potato mass and mix everything again. Fry draniki in a well heated pan on both sides.

Pancakes with cheese and mushrooms

This recipe is slightly different from the rest, since everywhere the pancakes have a small form, but in this case it will be one big pancake stuffed with cheese and mushrooms.


  • peeled potatoes – 250 g;
  • onion (added directly to the potato mass and to the filling) – 120 g;
  • garlic (rubbed with potatoes) – 10 g;
  • eggs – 1 pc. (if there are no culinary skills, then you can add one more);
  • flour – 60 g;
  • hard cheese – 60 g;
  • champignon mushrooms (chanterelles or any other types of mushrooms can be used) – 150 g;
  • cream 18% – 40 ml (can be replaced with low-fat sour cream);
  • vegetable oil – 50 g (for frying pancake and filling to it).

Dish is cooked 30 – 35 minutes.

Calories per 100 grams – 189 kcal.

Prepared potatoes, onions (40 g) and garlic must be skipped through a small or large grater (in this case it is not important how you like). If the friction procedure is performed on a fine grater, the mass must be drained through a sieve to get rid of excess fluid. Then add flour, egg, salt and pepper..

After that the filling is prepared. The remaining onions cut into strips, mushrooms – plates. Next, heat the pan, add vegetable oil, when it warms up well, it is necessary to fry the filling, seasoning it with salt and pepper.

Fry onions and mushrooms until almost ready, then add 18% cream and simmer everything for 3 – 4 minutes, until cream thickens. Hard cheese just grate.

The next step is to fry the pancake, the pan must be heated well and put the whole mass on it, leveling it across the entire surface of the pan. When the underside gets crisp, golden crust – turn the pancake.

This can be done with the help of two blades or a little help with your hand so that it does not fall apart..

Then put the stuffing in one half, wait for the lower part of the pancake to fry a little and bend it in half. The free side is superimposed on the finished filling. Put pre-grated cheese on top, cover the pan with a lid and turn off the heat. When the cheese is melted – the dish will be ready to eat..

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Squash pancakes with cheese


  • young zucchini – 350 g (if they are old, then you need to take 450 g);
  • eggs – 1 pc .;
  • flour – 60 g (can be increased in the case of liquid squash mass);
  • garlic (optional ingredient) – 10 g;
  • hard cheese (it is advisable to use the classic “Russian”) – 80 g;
  • vegetable oil (must be used for frying zucchini pancakes) – 40 g.

Dish is cooked 30 – 35 minutes.

Calories per 100 g – 122 kcal.

If the zucchini is young, then you can not clean them, and immediately rub. In the case of the old, they need to be cleaned, peel and cut the core, only then they can be rubbed on a fine grater.

Squeeze out excess water using a sieve or similar device and transfer the mass to a bowl. Onions and garlic rub on the same grater as the main ingredient and are added to the bowl to zucchini.

Hard cheese should be grated on a large grater and put into a bowl with zucchini mass, eggs and flour should be put in the same bowl. Then proceed directly to the frying. In a well hot frying pan, squash pancakes are laid out with a tablespoon. You need to fry them until golden brown.

Some tips

Sometimes it happens that the potatoes are already rubbed, but it is necessary to leave for a few hours. If no action is taken – the potatoes will darken, and its further use will be impossible.

In this case, you can resort to using an ordinary vitamin C pill. It is necessary to crush it, add to the rubbed potato, mix everything, cover with cling film or plastic bag and hide in a cold place..

Thus, within a few hours the potatoes will not darken, and it can be used in cooking.

You should not make too thick pancakes with cheese, they should be lush, but not more than 2 cm thick, otherwise it will be ready outside, and inside the potatoes will be raw. But if this situation has already happened, you can bring the dish to readiness in the oven by covering the pancakes with foil.

When the excess water is removed from the potatoes, you need not to overdo it, and do not make the mass too dry. The consistency should be approximately as thick sour cream..

The exception is pancakes with cheese and mushrooms, since there it’s necessary to make one large flat cake, if the consistency is watery, it is rather problematic to turn it over.

Flour can correct this situation – just add it a little more than indicated in the recipe.