Ceasar Salad is a staple in my house, especially since it is the only vegetables my brother will eat besides the occasional kale chip. My whole family enjoys this salad and we never seem to make enough. We usually use about 6 heads of romaine and there are very rarely leftovers. Keep in mind that I don’t use cheese in mine but if you choose to, add a ¼ cup of Parmesan to the dressing and then sprinkle more on top when you serve the salad. I find that the best anchovy’s to use are Rustichella d’Abruzzo brand found at any whole foods store. They are a bit pricy but there are a lot of fillets in one jar and you would not need to use too many at a time. Also, they last forever in the refrigerator.
3 slices of bread
1 teaspoon dried oregano
A pinch of salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1. Toast the bread in a toaster.
2. Take the bread out and turn on a pan.
3. Cut the bread into ½ cubes. Add olive oil to the pan let it heat up a little bit and then add the bread.
4. Let the bread get crispy about 45 seconds to a minute, and then add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of dried oregano.
5. Sauté for another minute or two and the croutons should be done.
3 to 4 heads of romaine
2 cloves of garlic
2 fillets of anchovy’s
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon of mustard
¼ cup of olive oil
Juice from half a lemon
¼ teaspoon of salt
1. Combine the Anchovy’s, garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle. Mash the ingredients together until you have a liquid mess.
2. Combine the egg yolk, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and liquid into the bowl in which you will serve the salad. With a wisk, beat the ingredients and slowly add a ¼ cup of olive oil. You should see the dressing turn into the consistency of mayonnaise. After about 15 to 20 seconds, stop wisking.
3. At this point cut up the romaine and add it two the bowl. Drizzle the lemon juice on top of the lettuce and then mix the salad for about 20 seconds. Make sure there is no dressing sitting on the bottom of the bowl.
4. Lastly, put the homemade Croutons on top of the lettuce and serve.