How to Prepare Delicious Classic Caesar salad

Classic Caesar salad. This is close to the 'original' Caesar Salad recipe that I have been making for almost forty years. The only difference being that my recipe does NOT include any red wine vinegar but another third of a lemon's juice, six to eight dashes of Worcestershire, a few more anchovy filets and 'KEEN's Hot English Mustard' instead of Dijon but Dijon is fine (The 'KEEN'S' gives it a bit more zip!). Drain and pat dry, then finely chop and mash to form a paste; set aside.

Classic Caesar salad This is NOT a "classic" Caesar Salad. There is NO vinegar in a classic & the vinegar changes the taste horribly here. The only acid needed is the lemon juice and the juice of a lemon period. You can cook Classic Caesar salad using 14 ingredients and 4 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Classic Caesar salad

  1. You need 1/2 of small roast chicken, or what’s left after your roast.
  2. It’s 1 head of Cos or Romaine lettuce.
  3. Prepare 3 rashers of streaky bacon or pancetta, chopped roughly.
  4. It’s 2-3 tbsp. of butter.
  5. It’s 2 slices of white bread, cut into cubes.
  6. You need a little of grated Parmesan for the croutons plus some shavings, to go straight into the salad.
  7. It’s of For the dressing:.
  8. You need 1 of anchovy fillet in oil, drained.
  9. Prepare 1 clove of garlic.
  10. You need 2 tsp of mayonnaise.
  11. You need 1 tsp of lemon juice.
  12. You need 15 g of Parmesan, grated.
  13. You need 2 tbsp. of crème fraiche.
  14. It’s a little of cold water.

A Caesar salad (also spelled Cesar and Cesare) is a green salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with lemon juice (or lime juice), olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. In its original form, this salad was prepared and served tableside. Clean lettuce thoroughly and wrap in paper towels to absorb moisture. In a bowl or jar combine oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard powder, garlic and lemon juice.

Classic Caesar salad step by step

  1. First prepare the dressing: chop up the garlic and the anchovies roughly and pound them into a paste in a mortar and pestle. You might need to add a little black pepper to grind it more easily. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and add enough water to have a spooning consistency..
  2. Pick the chicken meat off the bone (make sure it’s at room temperature) and tear or cut into bite sized pieces..
  3. Fry the bacon with a little butter until quite crispy. Remove from the pan with the slotted spoon, leaving the fat in. Add the rest of the butter, turn the heat up and toss in the bread cubes. Cook, turning and stirring, adding butter if necessary, until crisp and golden on all sides. Take off the heat, add the grated Parmesan and toss to coat the croutons. Drain on a paper towel..
  4. Chop the lettuce and mix in a bowl (or individual serving bowls or plates) with a little of the dressing. Add the chicken pieces, sprinkle with bacon and Parmesan shavings, top with the croutons and serve with the extra dressing on the side..

Classic caesar salad using crisp romaine lettuce and tossed with a creamy homemade dressing. Briny salt-cured anchovies add the characteristic flavor while eggs create the perfect emulsion for the dressing. Just top with aged Parmesan cheese and crunchy croutons! A real Classic Caesar Salad recipe. A true Classic Caesar Salad is made with whole leaves of Romaine, drizzled with Caesar dressing, and topped with croutons and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.