Ever since meeting the wary owners of an antique shop opening across the street, Robbie has been scrambling to manage weird incidences plaguing her café and country store. Pricey items vanish from shelves without explanation, a fully equipped breakfast food truck starts lingering around the area each morning, and loyal diners mysteriously fall ill. When an elderly man dies after devouring an omelet packed with poisonous mushrooms, Robbie must temporarily close down Pans ’N Pancakes and search for the killer with a real zest for running her out of business—or else.
Includes Recipes for You to Try!
No Grater Crime opens with country store owner Robbie Jordan shopping at the year’s first antique fair with her aunt Adele. Robbie picks up a load of graters to resell in her store. She also meets someone from Adele’s past who turns out to play a big role in Robbie’s present.
I devised these easy baked fritters that Robbie serves in her restaurant. I love them for breakfast or lunch, and hope you do, too!
2 medium potatoes
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1 small onion or half a bigger onion
1 medium carrot
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup ham, cut into inch-long slivers (omit for vegetarian version)
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon curry powder
Preheat oven to 400 F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Grate potatoes (a food processor makes quick work of the grating – don’t wash it when you’re done). Roll in a clean dishcloth and wring dry.