Hammy Apple and Cheese Saute with Chestnuts or Pecans

Sometimes inspiration strikes, but it's more of a strike out. And sometimes, the heavens open and the angels do sing... This was such a happy lunch that I had to do it again for dinner. The third time, I omitted the ham and substituted pecans; the angels started singing in rounds.



1 apple, sliced
2-3 oz. ham, steak or deli slice, cut into small cubes
1 oz. good sharp cheese, shredded or crumbled
1 or 2 chestnuts, cooked, peeled and sliced thin (or a handful of pecans)
1 t. butter


Heat butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add aple slices in a single layer and allow to cook and begin to brown. Turn the slices over and add the ham. When the other side of the apples begin to brown, toss the apples and ham and add the cheese and chestnuts. Cover and turn off the heat after a few seconds.

Serve on a flour tortilla or just as is for a side dish. Serves one.


Tip: How to Prep Asparagus

When you get asparagus in your CSA, it's going to be so much fresher and more tender than the often tough and woody stalks you'll find in the grocery store. The "proper" technique for removing the tough end is to hold the end and the lower part of the stalk and bend until it snaps.Read more


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