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Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Perfect Caesar Salad

Today in most restaurants if you order Caesar Salad you get romaine lettuce, the only original and true ingredient, then some gloppy sauce with mayo, cheese, and a lot of croutons – about as far as you can get from the real thing.  Here is my version, you can’t beat it.  Fabulous!

* 1 lg. head romaine lettuce, cut into 3’ pieces

* 1/3 can flat anchovies

* 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil

* 3 lg. cloves garlic, crushed

* 3-4 Tbsp. freshly and coarsely grated parmesan cheese

* 1 lg. egg

* liberal ground fresh black pepper

- Wash the romaine, cut, and reserve

- In large mixing bowl put garlic pieces, anchovies, olive oil with 5-6 grindings black pepper

- Mash the anchovies medium-well and the garlic (just to open up the garlic – remember, you are not chopping the garlic, just putting in whole garlic cloves which have been crushed once, then opened up for flavor)

- Add the chilled romaine, grate the parmesan over the top

- Boil the egg for ONE MINUTE, no more

- Crack, place on top of mixture

- Mix very well, adding ground pepper before serving.

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