Caesar Salad from Alton Brown

Recipe by Harried Mom
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READY IN: 31mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cut the bread into 3/4-inch cubes and spread on a half sheet pan. Bake until thoroughly dry but not brown, 10-12 minutes. Set aside.
  • Bring 2 cups water to a boil in a 2-quart sauce pan.
  • Meanwhile, place the garlic and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt in a mortar and mash with the pestle to make a paste. Add 4 tablespoons of the oil to the paste and mash to combine. Pour the oil through a fine-mesh sieve into a 12-inch sautee pan. Place the pan over medium heat. Add the croutons and saute, tossing constantly until all of the oil is absorbed by the bread and the croutons turn gold, approximately 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • Add the eggs to the boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Immediately transfer to an ice-water bath to stop the cooking. Set aside.
  • In a very large bowl, tear the lettuce and toss, using tongs, with 2 tablespoons of the oil.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining pinch of salt and the pepper. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Toss well.
  • Add the lemon juice and worcestershire sauce, and break in the eggs. Toss until a creamy dressing forms. Toss in the parmesan cheese and serve topped with croutons.
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