2. Peel the salsify and cut it into "sticks" about 1/2" X 1/2" X 2" in length. Quickly submerge them in the lemon water.
3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, drain the salsify sticks and blot them dry.
4. Add the salsify to the skillet and sauté for 8 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Add the apple slices and cook until they are golden and until the salsify is tender, about 5 minutes.
5. Adjust seasoning and serve warm.