Tested till perfect Endive and Apple Salad with Fried Camembert
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Endive and Apple Salad with Fried Camembert

To make an elegant first course for six or a main course for four, accompany this salad with a crisp baguette or a crusty country boule (or ball) and a dry white wine, such as herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc, crisp unoaked Canadian Chardonnay or a French Chablis. 

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: January 2010

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  • Portion size 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups 4cupschopped belgian endive
  • 4 cups 4cupsmâche or watercress
  • 1 1red-skinned appleapples, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupthinly sliced sweet onion
  • 1 wheel 1wheelCamembert cheese, (about 370 g)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupall-purpose flour
  • 1 1eggeggs, beaten
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsfine fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 cups 2cupsvegetable oil, for deep frying, enough for 1/2 inch deep skillet

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp 2tbspcider vinegar
  • 2 tsp 2tspDijon mustard
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspvegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
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Preparation

Vinaigrette: In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper; whisk in vegetable and olive oils. In large bowl, combine endive, mâche, apple and onion. Set bowls aside.

Cut cheese into 4 to 6 wedges. Place flour, egg and bread crumbs in separate shallow bowls. Coat each wedge with flour; dip in egg, letting excess drip off. Dip again in flour, then egg. Coat with bread crumbs, pressing to cover completely.

In skillet, heat 1/2 inch (1 cm) deep vegetable oil over medium-high heat; fry cheese, turning once, until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.

Toss salad with vinaigrette; divide among plates. Top each with cheese wedge.

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Nutritional Information Per each of 6 servings: about

cal 380 pro 16g total fat 29g sat. fat 11g
carb 16g fibre 3g chol 75mg sodium 609mg
potassium 390mg

% RDI:

calcium 27 iron 8 vit A 28 vit C 22
folate 40
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