After a number of years of experimenting and tweaking, I believe that this recipe for Caesar Salad is the "best". From the dressing to the croutons, everything works together to deliver a perfectly balanced salad...garlicky, lemony, savory, yet bright...Everything a Caesar Salad should be!! You can always use store-bought croutons, however, the difference between homemade and store-bought croutons is unbelievable...and, they are easy to make and a good way to use up stale French bread. For the dressing, I feel that I have found the right balance of lemon, garlic, and olive oil. But, since it is all a matter of personal taste, feel free to adjust the amounts as you see fit. And, if you are concerned about using raw eggs, use pasteurized eggs instead.