Classic Caesar Salad Recipe
This Classic Caesar salad is all made from scratch. Once you taste it, you will swear a professional made it. The lettuce fresh and crisp, the croutons freshly made and the dressing tastes Magnifico ! This is the perfect starter or side dish. Just add grilled chicken and you have a meal.
This can all be made ahead of time. The only thing you will have to do is mix it together!
- 1 large head romaine lettuce fresh
- 1 clove garlic halved
- 1/2 cup salad oil I use corn oil
- 1 cup french bread cubes fresh, 1/2 " and crusts removed
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper freshly ground
- 1/4 tsp dry mustard
- 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 3 anchovies drained and chopped
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 2 tbsp lemon juice 1/2 fresh lemon
Prepare romaine lettuce by washing and drying thoroughly and placing separated leaves in plastic bag and storing in refrigerator for several hours . Be sure you have trimmed the core and discarded any wilted or discoloured leaves.
Several hours before serving, in a jar with a tight fitting lid, crush half a garlic clove and combine with oil. Refrigerate at least one hour
Heat 2 tbsp oil-garlic mixture in skillet. Add bread cubes and saute until brown all over. Set aside
To, remaining oil-garlic mixture in jar, add salt, mustard, pepper, Worcester and chopped anchovies. Shake vigorously. Refrigerate
In a small saucepan, bring 2 inches of water to a boil.Turn off heat. Carefully lower egg into water. Let stand 1 minute, then lift out. Set aside to cool
Just before serving; rub the inside of a large wooden bowl with the other half of the garlic clove. Discard the garlic.
Cut out coarse ribs from large leaves of Romaine. Tear into bite size pieces into salad bowl.
Shake dressing and pour over lettuce
Sprinkle lettuce with Parmesan. Toss until all leaves are coated with dressing
Break egg over centre of salad ( just the yolk)
Pour lemon juice directly over egg, toss really well
Sprinkle with croutons and toss quickly again. Serve immediately
This salad will go great with your Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner !