Deruny (Potato pancake)

Serves 6 people
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Deruny – potato pancakes are very popular in Ukrainian cuisine, especially in the northern and western regions. Grated potatoes are the only absolutely necessary component of Deruns. Other ingredients are added according to tradition in a particular region or a home recipe passed down from generation to generation. Such ingredients are: onions, flour, garlic, eggs, salt.


  • 800 Grams
  • 1
  • 4 Tablespoons
  • 1 Piece
  • 150 Millilitres
    Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Salt
  • Spices


  1. Onions and potatoes are peeled.

  2. We rub the potatoes on a grater. Also grate the onion and add to the potatoes. If the potatoes and onions are too juicy, you need to squeeze them and drain the excess liquid. Then the potato pancakes will not spread over the pan and will fry evenly.

  3. Break the egg into the potato mixture. We also add salt to taste (about 1/2 tablespoon), ground pepper and spices to your taste.

  4. Next, add flour. Flour for five large potatoes, we took about 3 tbsp. heaped spoons. Thoroughly mix the potato mass until smooth.

  5. Pour 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil into the pan and wait until it warms up well. Using a spoon, gently spoon the potato mixture onto the pan. Do not make pancakes too thick, otherwise they may remain damp inside.

  6. Fry pancakes over medium heat on both sides until golden brown. We shift the finished potato pancakes to a plate and serve to the table. If desired, the dish can be decorated with green onions. Bon Appetit!

Nutrition: Calories (kcal)/100 g: 164


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