Caesar Salad (The Original)

Recipe by ImPat
READY IN: 22mins




  • Remove tough outer leaves of the lettuce.
  • Wash the tender leaves, sprin dry (or dry in a large clean tea towel) and place in a plastic bag and put in the refrigerator to crisp.
  • To make croutons -.
  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Cut baguette into thick slices.
  • Mash the anchovy fillets and garlic with the butter and spread over the bread slices.
  • Place on a baking tray and bake until pale and gold and crisp.
  • For the Dressing -.
  • With the exception of the egg mix/whisk or put in a jar, seal and shake, all the ingredients together to make the dressing.
  • Coddled egg -.
  • Lower the egg into a small saucepan of simmering water and simmer for 1 minute, lift out with a slotted spoon.
  • Arrange the crisp lettuce leaves in a bowl.
  • Add the croutons and break in the coddled egg and add the dressing and turn the salad gently, until the dressing coats the lettuce leaves evenly.
  • Serve as soon as possible after dressing (better immediately) - keeps o'kay but not the best. (haven't done myself but from family members that have).