Deruny (Ukrainian Potato Pancakes)

What You Need:

-Russet Potatoes -Yellow Onion -Eggs -All-Purpose Flour

-Salt -Black Pepper -Cooking Oil


For these simple potato pancakes, you’ll need Russet potatoes, yellow onion, eggs, all-purpose, salt, ground black pepper, and oil for frying.

Prep Ingredients


First, peel the onion and potatoes, then rinse with cold water.

Peel Potatoes and Onion


Grate the potatoes and onion on the star-shaped side of a grater into a large bowl, taking turns and mixing the grated mixture. This will prevent potatoes from browning.

Grate Potatoes and Onion


Add eggs, flour, salt, and pepper to the grated potatoes and onions, and mix well.

Add Eggs, Flour and Spices


The batter will be slightly liquid. Alternatively, you can prepare it in a food processor by grinding all ingredients together until no large chunks are left, for about 3-4 minutes.

Combine Together


Preheat a large non-stick skillet on medium-high heat and add oil. Add a large spoonful of pancake batter and fry until golden brown.

Fry Deruny


Flip the deruny and cook on the other side. Repeat with the remaining batter.

Flip Deruny

Ready to Make it?