*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      CELERY-APPLE SALAD WITH CURRANTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads                           Fruits
                 Madison
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           Dried currants
    1      large         Head celery
    2                    Golden Delicious apples
    6                    Pale green celery leaves
    4                    Parsley sprigs
   10                    Walnuts -- cracked
           in            large pieces
    2      tablespoons   Walnut oil
                         Lemon juice -- =OR=- Champagne vine
                         Salt
                         Freshly ground pepper
 
 IF THE CURRANTS ARE HARD, cover them with warm water and set them aside
 to soften while you cut the celery and apples. When they're soft, after
 10 minutes or so, drain them and squeeze out the water. Separate the
 stalks of celery and peel the tougher outer stalks. Slice the celery
 into thin pieces, straight across or at an angle. Cut the apples into
 quarters or sixths if they're large and thinly slice them crosswise.
 Finely chop the celery leaves and the parsley and crack the nuts.
 Combine the celery, apples, currants, celery leaves, parsley and
 walnuts in a bowl. Toss them with just enough walnut oil to coat
 everything lightly. Add the lemon juice or vinegar to taste, salt
 lightly, season with pepper and toss again.
 
  DEBORAH MADISON - PRODIGY GUEST CHEFS COOKBOOK
 
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