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Hello Caesar!

Course Condiment, Main Course, Salad, Sauce, Side Dish
Author Kelly Djalali

Ingredients

Caesar Dressing

  • 6 Anchovy Fillets, oil packed and drained
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Kosher Salt
  • 2 large Egg Yolks
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice, plus more
  • 3/4 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable or Grapeseed Oil (preferred)
  • 3 tbsp Parmesan Cheese, finely grated
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Croutons

  • 3 cups Torn Bread Pieces, about 1" x 1"
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Lemon Zest, optional
  • Grated Parmesan, optional
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper

Instructions

  1. Chop together anchovy fillets, garlic, and pinch of salt. Use the flat side of a knife blade to smash into a paste, then scrape into a large bowl. Whisk in egg yolks, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, and mustard.

  2. Drop by drop to start, gradually whisk in olive oil, then vegetable oil; whisk until dressing is thick and glossy. Whisk in finely grated Parmesan. Season with salt, pepper, and more lemon juice, if desired.

  3. Preheat oven to 375°. Tear bread into 1" chunks. Toss bread with olive oil in a bowl. Spread on a baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Bake, tossing occasionally, until golden, 10–15 minutes.

  4. Pour off 2/3 cup of dressing into separate cup, leaving 1/3 cup in the mixing bowl. Add Romaine to bowl and add about 1/3 cup more dressing on top. Toss with your hands to coat the lettuce and transfer to a serving bowl.

  5. In mixing bowl, toss croutons in dressing remaining in bowl, adding more dressing if desired. Toss to coat croutons in dressing. Top salad with croutons and shaved parmesan. Top with cracked black pepper, if desired.