A 'worth-the-effort' salad!! Always a winner, if you love Caesar Salad! The secret is the dressing and the croutons.

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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Clean lettuce thoroughly and wrap in paper towels to absorb moisture. Refrigerate until crisp, at least 1 hour or more.

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  • In a bowl or jar combine oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Whisk until well blended.

  • Coddle egg by heating 3 cups of water to boiling. Drop in egg (still in shell) and let stand for 1 minute. Remove egg from water and let cool. Once cooled crack open and whisk egg into dressing. Whisk until thoroughly blended.

  • Mash desired amount of anchovies and whisk them into the dressing. If desired set aside a few for garnish.

  • To assemble, place torn lettuce leaves in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the top and toss lightly. Add the grated cheese, garlic croutons and freshly ground pepper, toss. Serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts

544.2 calories; 11.5 g protein; 25.4 g carbohydrates; 48.4 mg cholesterol; 991.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (72)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2002
My entire family said this was the best caesar salad they have ever eaten! By the way we are Italian live in NY and have had lots of caesar salads. It was easy and very delicious and true caesar. I also stir fired chicken pieces with some of the dressing and added it to the salad with fresh toasted garlic-butter croutons. It was really good. Thank you. I have been lookling for years for a good caeser salad recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2004
We found the flavor of the extra virgin olive oil way too strong for this salad; perhaps using extra light would work better and not be so overwhelming. Also I question the accuracy of the mustard powder measurement -- should it have perhaps been 1/4 teaspoon vs. 1/4 tablespoon? I don't think this is one that I'll make again. I also tried the recipe for Caesar Salad Supreme; it was a creamy vs. oil dressing and it was much more flavorful. Read More
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99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2002
My entire family said this was the best caesar salad they have ever eaten! By the way we are Italian live in NY and have had lots of caesar salads. It was easy and very delicious and true caesar. I also stir fired chicken pieces with some of the dressing and added it to the salad with fresh toasted garlic-butter croutons. It was really good. Thank you. I have been lookling for years for a good caeser salad recipe. Read More
(72)
Rating: 1 stars
01/21/2004
We found the flavor of the extra virgin olive oil way too strong for this salad; perhaps using extra light would work better and not be so overwhelming. Also I question the accuracy of the mustard powder measurement -- should it have perhaps been 1/4 teaspoon vs. 1/4 tablespoon? I don't think this is one that I'll make again. I also tried the recipe for Caesar Salad Supreme; it was a creamy vs. oil dressing and it was much more flavorful. Read More
(81)
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2002
My entire family said this was the best caesar salad they have ever eaten! By the way we are Italian live in NY and have had lots of caesar salads. It was easy and very delicious and true caesar. I also stir fired chicken pieces with some of the dressing and added it to the salad with fresh toasted garlic-butter croutons. It was really good. Thank you. I have been lookling for years for a good caeser salad recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
The only person in my family who LOVES anchovies is my husband. Well guess what? He was outvoted because my girls and I don't like them so I left them out. I was however a nice wife and threw some on top of his salad plate. To me this is the perfect caesar salad and I thank you Cathy for submitting it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2003
This was better than any salad I could get at a nice restaurant. A true Caesar. We loved it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2002
This recipe tasted very good. I did NOT add the anchovies and it was still good. My 6 and 3 year olds ate tons. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2002
This was an great recipe. I got a lot of compliments from this recipe. It was my first time making it and I didn't screw it up it's practically fail proof. I will definitely use this recipe again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
I really like this Caesar - I've tried quite a few and they come out too runny too bland or too something else. If I don't pay close attention to the ingredient amount I get a funky consistency so it pays to be careful! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/01/2003
Dressing had too much "tang". If I made it again I'd probably use less lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2002
This was great... I made it without the anchovies though!!:) Read More
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