Caesar Salad Recipe, There are many stories about the origin of Caesar Salad. The most likely is that it was invented by an Italian, Caesar Cardini, who owned a restaurant in Mexico in the 1920s. Simplicity is the key to its success. The classic dressing for Caesar Salad is made with raw egg yolks.
Caesar Salad Ingredients:
- 3 slices day-old bread, ½ in thick
- 4 tbsp. garlic oil
- Salt and pepper
- 2 oz. piece Parmesan cheese
- 1 romaine lettuce
- 2 egg yolks, as fresh as possible
- 1 oz. canned anchovies, roughly chopped
- ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
- ½ cup olive oil, preferably Italian
- 1 tbsp. white-wine vinegar
- To make the dressing, combine the egg yolks, anchovies, mustard, olive oil, and white wine vinegar in a screw-top jar and shake well.
- Remove the crusts from the bread with a serrated knife and cut into 1 in fingers.
- Heat the garlic oil in a large skillet, add the pieces of bread, and fry until golden.
- Sprinkle with salt and leave to drain on paper towels.
- Cut thin shavings from the Parmesan cheese with a vegetable peeler.
- Wash the salad leaves and spin dry.
- Smother with the dressing, and scatter with garlic croutons and Parmesan cheese.
- Season and serve.