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Classical Caesar salad

The classical ceasar salad does not have chicken in  it, but the sauce has anchovy. Also, the classical one does not include the bacon, but I cannot eat the salad without it.

  • 2 pcs heads lettuce, roughly chopped
  • 0.3 pcs baguette, cubed
  • 3 tbsp salted butter
  • 150 g bacon cubes
  • 1 pcs large, free range egg
  • 2 clove garlic, grated
  • 115 g parmesan, grated
  • 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 pcs anchovies in oil, drained
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds, ground
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper to taste

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Start by soaking the anchovies in warm water for five minutes.
  3. Drain the anchovies and pat them dry and chop and crush them up to form a thick paste.
  4. Place a small saucepan over medium heat and add the butter and garlic. Stir occasionally for around 5 minutes then turn off the heat and transfer the butter mixture to a bowl. Pour in the baguette cubes and the parsley and toss well to combine. Sprinkle the salt and pepper and toss again.
  5. Arrange the baguette cubes on a baking sheet and bake for around 10 minutes until the bread becomes crispy and golden.
  6. In another saucepan bake the bacon and put aside to cool.
  7. Remove the croutons from the oven and set aside to cool.
  8. Meanwhile, boil some water in a small saucepan and put the egg in the water. Turn off the heat immediately and let the egg stand in the hot water for 5 minutes then rinse the egg with cold water.
  9. In a large bowl, combine the egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovy paste, mustard, lemon juice, and the vinegar until the mixture is smooth.
  10. Slowly whisk the olive oil into the egg mixture and season with some salt and pepper.
  11. Mix in the croutons, lettuce, bacon, and the parmesan.
  12. Serve immediately!

Good points

  • Very low in sugar
  • High in phosphorus

Preparation time: 35 min
Portions: 4
Difficulty: easy
Cuisine: Italian
General (in 1 portion)
Calories: 540.08 kcal
Carbohydrates: 6.64 g
Cholesterol: 116.52 mg
Sugar: 1.44 g
Protein: 19.28 g
Fat: 48.52 g

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