Caesar Salad Supreme
A classic Caesar salad with garlic croutons and a creamy dressing. Feel free to substitute anchovey paste, to taste.
|6 cloves||garlic, peeled|
|5||anchovy fillets, minced|
|6 tablespoons||freshly grated Parmesan cheese, divided|
|1 teaspoon||Worcestershire sauce|
|1 teaspoon||dijon mustard|
|1 tablespoon||lemon juice|
|salt to taste|
|ground black pepper to taste|
|1/4 cup||olive oil|
|4 cups||day-old bread, cubed|
|1 head||romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces|
Mince 3 cloves of garlic, and combine in a small bowl with mayonnaise, anchovies, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and lemon juice. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cut the remaining 3 cloves of garlic into quarters, and add to hot oil. Cook and stir until brown, and then remove garlic from pan. Add bread cubes to the hot oil. Cook, turning frequently, until lightly browned. Remove bread cubes from oil, and season with salt and pepper.
Place lettuce in a large bowl. Toss with dressing, remaining Parmesan cheese, and seasoned bread cubes.