If you've only had Caesar salad with dressing from a bottle, try this one and you'll be amazed at the difference in quality. The original Caesar Salad was made in Tijuana for Hollywood visitors (named after the proprietor).
It is absolutely essential to get the romaine bone-dry for the best salad. Prepare and refrigerate the lettuce at least 2 hours before serving, preferably more.
"Ill be making this for the first t and I'm torn between this recipe and another. Because this recipe mentions the original in Tijuana, (Caesar's Palace at the corner of 4 and Revolution. I go there specifically for this salad!) I'm inclined to choose this one. My question lies in using just the egg yolk or the whole egg and Dijon mustard or mustard powder. Not sure how much difference it makes."- ChickieX
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Caesar Salad Preparation
Wash and dry lettuce carefully. I strongly recommend wrapping the torn lettuce in a generous amount of paper towels and chilling in the fridge for at least 1 1/2 hours. I have found that getting truly chilled, crisp, and bone-DRY lettuce is the key to a great Caesar Salad, almost as much as the dressing itself.
Crush the garlic and anchovies together until they are a fine paste. Whisk in other ingredients rapidly. Toss salad, shave parmesean cheese and add croutons at the last minute do not let lettuce sit with dressing on it or it will wilt.
Season with ground pepper to taste.
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