Caesar Salad Recipe
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
For making Croutons
  • Butter, unsalted and melted- 2 tbsp
  • Olive oil- 1 tbsp
  • Baguette or Italian bread, diced into 1 inch slice- 1 loaf
  • Ground Cayenne pepper- ½ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- ¼ tsp
  • Salt- ½ tsp
For making Salad
  • Garlic cloves- 2
  • Anchovy fillets- 4 fillets, drained (salt cured and dipped in olive oil found in jars or cans)
  • Ground black pepper- ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice, freshly squeezed- 1 tbsp
  • Worcestershire sauce- 1 tsp
  • Dijon Mustrad- ½ tsp
  • Egg yolk- 1
  • Extra virgin olive oil- ½ cup
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped- 1 bunch
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese- ½ cup
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F or 200 C.
  2. Dice the baguette or Italian bread into 1 inch pieces like croutons.
  3. In a bowl, combine the melted better with olive oil.
  4. In another bowl, season the diced bread pieces with ground cayenne pepper, ground black pepper and salt. Combine well.
  5. Pour the melted butter and oil over the seasoned bread pieces and combine well.
  6. Spread the bread pieces on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes till the croutons turn golden.
  7. Keep aside the croutons.
  8. Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic along with the anchovy fillets into a smooth paste.
  9. Note: Do not use fresh Anchovy fillets. Use the fillets that are salt cured and preserved in oil that are packed in jars or cans.
  10. Transfer the paste into a salad bowl.
  11. Using a whisk, beat the ground black pepper, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard and egg yolk till thickened.
  12. Slowly add the olive oil and whisk everything together.
  13. Anchovy fillets are salt cured, so no need to add any salt.
  14. Add the chopped romaine lettuce, baked croutons and grated parmesan cheese, toss everything well.
  15. Serve immediately, you could grate more parmesan cheese on the top.
Very important: Raw eggs should not be consumed by pregnant women, babies, young children, or anyone whose health is compromised.
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