Friday, September 02, 2005
I LOVE Ceasar Salad! It's one of my favorite dishes, and I'll often order it if we're eating out. However, I've never before attempted it on my own. Something about it has always scared me. The anchovy, probably. And the heavy whisking. Anyway, I recently got a recipe that looked do-able, and I decided to give it a go. Results? Bliss! It wasn't the best I've ever tried, sure, but it was certainly a fine start. And I'll gladly eat it again. But, please, if you have a stellar recipe for caesar dressing - do share! I'd love to hear it.
Put one egg yolk in a small bowl. Whisk heavily while adding rougly 100 ml of olive oil, a little at a time. What really helped here was an immersion blender - I strongly recommend having one, and using it for this. It helps the emulsification! Then, add 1 minced clove of garlic, 2 tiny anchovy fillets (For Swedes - use "sardeller i olja" and NOT "ansjovis".) and blitz again. Add about a handful of parmesan.
Toss with romaine lettuce and homemade crutons.
Slightly stale bread, cut into large dice
Toss bread dice with olive oil. Either fry in a pan, or - easier - bake in a 175 degree (350F) oven for 10-12 minutes. Simple!