Caesar salad is one of my favorite salads, but it can be difficult to find a good dressing. It turns out that it’s pretty easy to make homemade. The tricky part is pouring the oil into the egg yolks, and slowly whisking everything, but once you get the hang of it, you’re set. 🙂 Just remember to pour in a thin stream of oil while whisking everything together, if you pour too much oil at once, then it will separate.
If you want to try my recipe it is below, as well as a step by step video. Hope you enjoy it. 🙂
Note: If it’s your first time making such a dressing you could also whisk the oil into the egg yolks first until the “mayo” is the right consistency, and then stir in the additional ingredients after.
- 2 pasteurized egg yolks
- 1/2 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
- 1 - 1½ inches anchovie paste
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 clove minced garlic
- rapeseed or sunflower oil
Whisk all the ingredients together (except oil)
While whisking (use an electric whisk or mixer), add in a very very thin stream of oil until it's the right consistency.
The more oil you put the thicker the dressing will be. If in the end it is too thick you can add a little cold water to the dressing.
To make homemade croutons just cut some slices of french bread into cubes, add olive oil and salt and pepper, and place on a baking pan. Broil the bread in the oven until toasted. Watch it carefully so it doesn't burn.
To assemble the salad cut up romaine lettuce, grate fresh parmesan cheese on top, then mix in the croutons, and caesar dressing.