Saturday, August 21, 2021

I made a boo boo with yesterday's post. 
(Me make a boo boo? Shocking, right? 😉)
I had a wonderful author who should have been featured yesterday, and well . . . 
She is kind and forgiving, so without further ado . . .  

This week's recipe is from
Maddie Day
author of Book 9 in the Country Store Mysteries

Robbie Jordan’s Pans ’N Pancakes boasts delicious eats and the best vintage cookware finds in South Lick, Indiana. And now, for a limited time, there’s a new special featured on the menu—murder!
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!



all photos property of Edith Maxwell

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)

2 eggs

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. 

Steam broccoli in microwave for two minutes and chop finely.

Grate onion, carrot, and cheese. In a medium bowl, combine vegetables, cheese, ham, and eggs. Stir eggs with a fork and then mix all together. Stir together flour, salt, pepper, and curry powder, then mix into wet ingredients.

Scoop out a half cup of the mixture and flatten into four-inch disks on the parchment paper. Leave an inch between disks; they will not spread.

Bake for twenty minutes. Turn and bake ten more minutes or until browned and crispy. 

Enjoy plain or top with salsa, sour cream, or ketchup

Serve hot for breakfast, on a toasted sandwich roll for lunch, or with a green salad for dinner.

I want to thank Maddie for mentioning ketchup to go along with these. Most people are such ketchup snobs.

And another big thank you to author, Edith Maxwell aka Maddie Day, for being so gracious with me for goofing up her Cozy Food Friday yesterday.


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  1. Love Maddie Day's books (aka Edith Maxwell)! LOVED "NO GRATER TIME"!

    I've got the recipe for GRATED EVERYTHING FRITTERS on my list to try real soon. Sounds yummy and I'm sure they will disappear without any coaxing.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. I am waiting for it to come out and I am excited to read it.