Caesar Salad With Homemade Parmesan Croutons

A  grilled steak, baked potato and bread, and always a Caesar Salad with this meal.  Here are two great choices; a traditional recipe with anchovies and the other is mayonnaise based without the anchovies.  I have included my recipe for homemade croutons just for this salad as well.

Caesar Salad with Anchovies

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 anchovy fillets (or 1-1/2 tsp. anchovy paste)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Combine above ingredients and serve over romaine lettuce with  Parmesan croutons and extra Parmesan sprinkled on top if desired.   I prefer to use fresh garlic, versus the minced garlic in a jar,  and the anchovies in a jar, versus the anchovy paste.   I think the flavor is much better.  However, I do have the other two items in my refrigerator just in case…

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Caesar Salad with Mayonnaise

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp. or more Parmesan cheese, grated

Combine all of the ingredients and mix well.  Serve as above.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju…mesan-croutons/

Homemade Parmesan Croutons

  • 1 day old large loaf of white bread, decrusted
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and cut in half
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated

Soak garlic halves in olive oil overnight.  Remove garlic and brush decrusted bread lightly on both sides.  Cut the bread into cubes and bake on a foil lined baking sheet in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until toasted, turning once.

Fold the foil up around the croutons and carefully pour into a paper bag (I use lunch bags).   Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, close the bag and shake until cheese has melted.

Recipe by cooking with aunt juju…mesan-croutons/

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