Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad is one of my families most favorite salads.  When I was growing up every Saturday was steak night with Caesar Salad.  Somewhere my parents found a recipe for the dressing, and my Dad would always make it with great pride.  After a while he began to experiment with the ingredient amounts, adding more garlic or lemon juice or the dreaded anchovies. (He and my brother Jim were the only ones who like the anchovies.  It must have something to do with their first name, Jim.)

When guest would come for dinner and we served Caesar Salad, my Dad would always tell this story about how they came up with Caesar Salad.  He was always telling stories which we now refer to as Hanrahan Urban Legends, HUL for short.  Add a four letter word after it and you will see what I’m getting at. Anyhow, when I was old enough to make the dressing, I began my experimentation.  This experimentation has led to this recipe.  I hope it brings you and your family many wonderful and dear memories as it has me and mine.

Caesar Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Servings: 6

Caesar Salad

Bowl of Caesar Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 head of Romaine Lettuce
  • 2 oz shredded parmesan cheese
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp Anchovy Paste
  • 1-2 dashes of Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • Juice from 1/2 of lemon
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup Croutons

Instructions

  1. Peel garlic and finely chop. Place in a air-tight jar or container with a lid. You will use the container to mix the salad dressing.
  2. Take a medium sauce pan, fill it with enough water to cover the egg in its shell, and boil the water. Once it come to a boil, gently place the egg in the boiling water, and remove from heat. After 45 seconds, remove the egg, and let cool slightly. Add the egg to the container with the garlic.
  3. Next, add the anchovy paste, tabasco sauce, worcestershire sauce, olive oil, mustard, and pepper. Cover tightly with lid and shake vigorously until all ingredients are well blended. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Wash, dry and tear lettuce into coarse pieces and place in a large bowl.
  5. Sprinkle cheese on top of the lettuce.
  6. Pour a little less than half the dressing over the lettuce and cheese, toss.
  7. Add the croutons and as much of the remaining dressing as you wish, toss.
  8. Serve immediately in chilled bowls.

Nutrition Facts

Caesar Salad

Serves

Amount Per Serving
Calories 203
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21 32.3%
Saturated Fat 4 20%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 193 8%
Total Carbohydrate 4.1 1.4%
Dietary Fiber 0.7 2.8%
Sugars 1.0
Protein 4.7
Vitamin A Vitamin C
Calcium Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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