Warm Lettuce and Peanut Salad
- Wash and thoroughly dry the lettuce, shred it coarsely, and put it into a salad bowl. Cut the bread into 1/2 in cubes. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a moderate heat and fry the bread cubes for a few minutes, turning frequently, until evenly browned and crispy.
- Dress the lettuce by tossing it in the wine vinegar, then pour over the fried bread cubes and any oil left in the pan. Add the peanuts and turn the mixture well in the bowl. Serve at once, while still warm.
- 1-2 rashers of crisply fried bacon can be chopped and sprinkled over the salad. Fry the bacon before the bread, and add with the peanuts.