Alright then, pretty basic here, but I have not been into many restaurants that make a Caesar this way and by my standards, this is the right way...LOL
So, again, make sure your lettuce is dried before assembling because it will ruin the dressing if it's wet by making it running, not good! Speaking of which, you can always make your own dressing, but my personal preference for my family is going with something this time that does have stabilizers and preservatives in it because I'm not fond of giving my children raw egg; don't get me wrong, it's fine and I have made and ate homemade Caesar dressing often before at this one restaurant I worked at and it was very tasty and I never got ill. (Perhaps I'll post a recipe one of these days for homemade Caesar dressing, but you do risk food poisoning and serious illness, so take heed)
So we got our lettuce, dried and in a bowl, add the fresh fine grated Parmesan cheese, the Bacon and Dressing (use your own judgment on how little or much dressing you prefer because like I said, My recipes are just a guideline and it's your palate). Mix these ingredients well and then add your Croutons and mix just until incorporated. And serve right away for freshness. Try it with my Lasagna recipe:
It's easy to make homemade Croutons, give it a try, it'll be healthier and tastier, I put my word on it: attached as link on site.
***REMINDER:*** This is cooking people: HAVE FUN, experiment, explore, be creative, make a recipe your own (you don't have to follow a recipe to the T), spice it up all little and again, have fun!!!
Get rid of as much bagged, pre-frozen/cooked, processed, pumped junk labeled a product that's main ingredients consist of nothing but unhealthy, unknown, additives, preservatives, by-products and just junk. Use fresh, healthy ingredients, get down and dirty in the kitchen....
Get the family involved too!!! My children 8, 4 and 2 love doing the littlest simplest things in the kitchen; It is literally a family event for everyone here to help out in some way, shape or form for supper (even if its just cleaning or setting the table)... FOOD IS FUN! Who knows, the next Ramsay, Lagasee, Flay or Ray may be 3 foot nothing right in your own home, for those with children (there are 1000's of great Chef's in the world today, I just named a few off the top of my head, so if I offended you by omitting one, I'm sorry). It will also be an invaluable learning experience that will change their lives (thanks MOM!!!)...
Those without little ones, invite the family around you over and cook together, have a potluck, invite the friends.
Throw away all the garbage processed foods and have some fun in the kitchen with healthy, fresh, homemade cooking with real, fresh ingredients. Revolutionize your life, health and bring back family togetherness. Food, it's an amazing thing!!!
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (200g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 131 (60%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 14.6g||19 %|
|Saturated Fat 4.8g||24 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 6.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.9g|
|Cholesterol 20.7mg||6 %|
|Sodium 370.3mg||13 %|
|Potassium 464.8mg||12 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 15.7g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16 %|
|Sugars, other 11.7g|
|Protein 7.5g||11 %|
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Calories per serving: 220
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