SIMPLE, SCRUMPTIOUS CAESAR SALAD WITH QUICK GARLIC CROUTONS

Recipe

Garlic Croutons

4 cloves garlic

A generous 1/4 cup pure olive oil

2 packed cups 3/4″ bread cubes, cut from a good-quality baguette or Italian loaf
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Large pinch of salt
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Salad

3 romaine hearts, separated into whole leaves

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire

5 tablespoon pure olive oil

1/4 teaspoon salt

Ground black pepper to taste

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (preferably Parmigiano Reggiano), plus extra for sprinkling.
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1. Heat a 10-inch skillet over low heat. With motor running, drop garlic cloves through feeder tube of a food processor
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fitted with the steel blade to mince. (A blender works as well.) Scrape down sides of bowl
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and add olive oil through feeder tube as well.
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Continue to process so that garlic releases its flavor into the oil, about 30 seconds. Strain garlic from oil through a fine-mesh strainer;
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reserve half of the garlic for dressing.

2. Increase skillet heat to medium. Place bread cubes in medium bowl. Drizzle garlic oil evenly over bread,
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along with big pinch of salt; toss to coat.

3. Add bread cubes to hot skillet and toast,
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turning the cubes and shaking the pan often, until crisp and golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Return croutons to bowl and set aside to cool while preparing salad.
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4. Place lettuce leaves in a large bowl. (I chopped mine)

5. Whisk lemon juice, mayonnaise, half the reserved garlic, and Worcestershire in a small bowl.

6. Drizzle lettuce with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and toss lightly and carefully. (Clean hands work well.)

7. Drizzle lemon mixture over lettuce; toss again.

8. Sprinkle Parmesan over greens; toss again.

9. Sprinkle croutons over the salad; toss and serve, sprinkling each portion with a little more Parmesan cheese.

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Then the next night I had left over dressing and lettuce, so I made breaded chicken and topped my Caesar salad with that…

So I breaded the chicken with Eggs, Italian Bread crumbs and Shredded Parmesan cheese
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Cook, then slice and lay on lettuce and top with dressing
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