Traditional food: Belarusian Draniki

We did one thing every October. When first long rains started and when father returns from the forest with a basket full of mushrooms, when last potatoes dug from the ground, when nights are the darkest, and air became frosted we sat around the table and grated ugly potatoes that could not be kept all winter. Mom did a batter from it and aroma of the small golden pancakes filled home.
I remember how we baked them with mushrooms and onions until soft.
We used to eat them with sour cream until warm.
11.21. Draniki with mushrooms
This November was colder than last year. And rain felt more often. It was almost like home. Maybe it forced me to do Draniki.
11.21. Draniki with mushrooms
11.21. Draniki with mushrooms
At home in Belarus, we used to cook potatoes pancakes called Draniki. There are dozens of variations; we love to eat them with mushrooms. My best girlfriend loves Draniki baked with brisket in a small pot. I remember once or twice my granny made Draniki in the brick oven on the open fire, with a duck fat.
11.21. Draniki with mushrooms
11.21. Draniki with mushrooms
Am I homesick?11.21. Draniki with mushrooms

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