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Caesar Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Kathy Issa
Added: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large head of romaine lettuce
1-4 cloves garlic (to taste)
1/2 cup olive oil ( 1/2 cup more if making croutons)
1-2 cups of sour dough French bread cubes (1/2")
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/4 black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
6 anchovies drained and chopped
1 egg cottled (or 2-4 tbsp. sour cream or plain yogurt)
2 tbsp.grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. lemon juice (1/2 of lemon)


Directions:
Directions:
Wash and dry lettuce. Place in a salad bowl and chill several hours before serving. Crush garlic and combine with oil. Refrigerate 1 hour. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a skillet.
Add bread cubes and brown. Add more oil as needed to keep bread from burning. Stir frequently to keep bread from absorbing too much oil. To remaining oil add spices and Worcestershire sauce.
To make cottled egg boil water place egg in water for 1 minute. Tear lettuce leaves. Shake dressing and pour over salad, sprinkle with cheese and toss. Break egg over the center pour lemon juice over egg. Toss well. Add bread cubes and toss well. Add Anchovies. If using sour cream instead of egg. Whisk sour cream into the dressing until smooth. Pour over salad and toss. Squeeze lemon juice over salad and toss.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
20-30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
One of the family's favorites. It is requested for holidays and birthdays and special occasions. My family claims I have not given them all the ingredients to this recipe, but I have changed it along the way. I hope this version gives everyone the courage to experiment and make their own better version.

 

 

 

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