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Pan-Fried apple and Cheese Salad
Serves 2 as a snack or light lunch or supper

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from Real Fast Food

1 large or 2 small apples
1 tablespoon walnut or peanut oil
2 tablespoons broken walnuts
2 handfuls of salad leaves, perhaps oak leaf lettuce
2 ounces crumbly farmhouse cheese, such as Cheshire or Cheddar
1/2 lemon
Wipe the apple(s), but do not peel. Cut in half and then into quarters. Remove the core and cut the fruit into thick slices, about 6 - 8 slices per apple.
Warm the oil in a large shallow pan; when it is hot add the apples and walnuts. Cook the apples for about 3 - 4 minutes, until they are golden, turning them once.
Place a few salad leaves on each of two plates. Remove the apples from the pan with a metal spatula and scatter them among the leaves.
Crumble the cheese over the hot apples -it will soften rather than melt. Squeeze the lemon juice into the pan and drizzle the resulting dressing over the salad. Eat immediately.