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Classic Caesar Salad

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce washed, dried, and outer leaves discarded
  • ¾ cup olive oil garlic flavored
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large lemon halved
  • 8 drops Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 coddled eggs
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 cup garlic croutons


  • Wash, dry and reserve the lettuce.
  • Coddle the eggs by placing them in boiling water for exactly 60 seconds. Remove them from the water immediately and set aside.
    (Some chefs say to put them under cold water to stop the cooking process.)
    That's it. Now put it all together.
  • Place Romaine in a large salad bowl and assemble all the ingredients on a tray table-side.
  • Pour about ½ cup of the garlic flavored olive oil over the Romaine. Toss gently using a rolling motion. Add salt and pepper and toss lightly.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over the salad and add the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Break coddled eggs over the salad.
  • Add the remaining ¼ cup olive oil.
  • Add the cheese and toss again until the leaves are well coated.
  • Add the croutons last and toss slightly.
  • Arrange individual leaves on a dinner plate, stem side out, the easier to eat with the fingers as Caesar Cardini intended. Serve immediately.


This recipe will serve 4 to 6 depending on the serving plate size.