True Caesar salad

True Caesar salad


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About this recipe: There are so many imitation Caesar salad dressings out there. This is the real deal. If you love a true Caesar salad, this foolproof recipe is worth the effort. Great for dinner parties or even a main dish - just top with a grilled chicken breast, and you've got a delish meal!

Cathy Hofmann

Serves: 5 

  • 1 cos (romaine) lettuce
  • 180ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon mustard powder
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 170g garlic croutons
  • 1 (60g) tin anchovy fillets

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr25min 

  1. Clean lettuce thoroughly and wrap in kitchen paper to absorb moisture. Refrigerate until crisp, at least 1 hour or more.
  2. In a bowl or jar combine oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Whisk until well blended.
  3. Heat 375ml of water to boiling. Drop in egg (still in shell) and let stand for exactly 1 minute. Remove egg from water and let cool. Once cooled crack open and whisk egg into dressing. Whisk until thoroughly blended.
  4. Mash desired amount of anchovies and whisk them into the dressing. If desired set aside a few for garnish.
  5. To assemble, place torn lettuce leaves in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the top and toss lightly. Add the grated cheese, garlic croutons and freshly ground pepper, toss. Serve immediately!

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