Caesar Cardini Salad

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Leslie Coleman

By
@zeeteca

Long before the Caesar became all the rage, we enjoyed this salad made "Caesar Cardini" way at Bern's Steak House in Tampa. This is the real deal.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Prep:
20 Min

Ingredients

3 clove
fresh garlic, peeled
1 can(s)
anchovies
2 Tbsp
fresh lemon juice
1 bunch
fresh parsley, remove stems
2 medium
raw eggs (coddled, if preferred)
1 c
parmesan or romano cheese, grated
2/3 c
olive oil
1 large
head of romaine, torn into pieces
1 medium
french baguette

How to Make Caesar Cardini Salad

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a food processor or blender, add parsley, lemon juice, garlic gloves. Pulsate until parsley is fine.
  • 2Add anchovies, eggs, salt and white pepper to incorporate into parsley mixture until anchovies have disappeared.
  • 3Slowly pour olive oil into mixture while blender or food processor is on medium or high and all is incorporated. (It will look like a pesto sauce.)
  • 4Add parmesan cheese and pulsate until well blended. Remove mixture and store in refrigerator until serving time.
  • 5Cut off the bottom of the romaine lettuce and separate leaves. To avoid handling lettuce, float leaves in a clean sink of cold water until lettuce is clean. Remove leaves to a paper or cloth towel to drip dry.
  • 6Rub a wooden bowl with a garlic clove. Very carefully tear leaves into pieces. (Each leaf into 3 or 4 pieces.)
  • 7Do NOT add dressing until ready to serve. (Dressing will quickly wilt the romaine leaves so the size of the salad will reduce by one-third after adding the dressing.) With clean hands, carefully pull leaves from bottom of bowl until all pieces are coated with the dressing.
  • 8Serve with 1/4" slices of french bread, sliced diagnoally and brushed with garlic and olive oil; then lightly toasted in the oven. No need for croutons with this recipe; the salad is simply too delicious standing alone.

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About Caesar Cardini Salad

Course/Dish: Salads, Lettuce Salads
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #dressings, #Cesar