The classics: the Caesar salad

Legend has it that one day the chef Caesar Cardini over all the basic food when in a restaurant where he worked was raided by a large and noisy company of filmmakers from Hollywood. And then the talented chef has created a salad that was literally at hand, namely:

- Romaine lettuce – 400 g;
- white bread – 100 g;
- young garlic – 1 PC.;
- olive oil – 50 g;
- chicken egg – 1 PC.;
- lemon – 1 PC.;
- Worcestershire sauce – a few drops;
- Parmesan cheese grated – 2 tbsp;
- salt – to taste;
- freshly ground black pepper – to taste.

To prepare the classic version of "Caesar", carefully wash the lettuce, dry with paper towel and refrigerate. To make garlic croutons (crackers), take white bread (baguette), cut into small cubes and dry in the oven at 180 ° C for 10 min. don't forget a couple of times to mix the croutons in the oven. Then peel the garlic cloves, crush and RUB with salt. Place the garlic in the pan, add a tablespoon of olive oil and warm over medium heat, then add to the pan of breadcrumbs and a few minutes hold in the fire.

Raw egg prick with blunt end and one minute hold in a little boiling water. Salad bowl grate garlic for flavor and put on her greens, then slightly drizzle with olive oil and all move. Add seasoning and the juice of one lemon and a couple of times, sprinkle Worcester sauce. Stir it once, then break the egg and pour the contents on the salad, stir, pour the salad with grated cheese and add the garlic croutons.

Variation: salad "Caesar" with chicken

Today, the Caesar salad is rarely prepared using the classic recipe: despite the great taste, many prefer to add in this dish the meat or even seafood. Perhaps the most popular and famous form of salad "Caesar" with chicken. Ideally, to fill up this salad sauce "Caesar", but most of them prefer to use mayonnaise.

- chicken fillet – 200 g;
- lettuce lettuce – 20 PCs.;
- cherry tomatoes – 5 PCs.;
- white bread – 200 g;
- cheese – 50 g;
- garlic – 2 pieces;
- vegetable oil – 4 tbsp;
- mayonnaise – to taste;
- salt – to taste.

Lettuce leaves soak in cold water one hour to become crisp and fresh. Of white bread to make the croutons, Samusev pieces of baguette in the oven. In a deep frying pan pour oil, saute peeled and crushed garlic, then add the croutons. So they were not fat, after roasting put them on a paper napkin. Chicken you can boil or fry until cooked in vegetable oil and cut into thin slices.

In a salad bowl, place torn hands lettuce lettuce. Grate hard cheese, cherry tomatoes cut in half or on four parts. All the ingredients of salad mixed together in a bowl and immediately served to the table. Mayonnaise is better to serve separately so that everyone could season the salad to taste.

Variation: salad "Caesar" with shrimps

Seafood lovers prefer the Caesar salad with shrimp. The ingredients list is the same as the previous one, but chicken meat is replaced by shrimp to taste. In the preparation of salad shrimp, thaw and saute in butter with garlic. When filling salad be sure to use the juice of half a lemon – this will give nobility to the flavor of the shrimp.

There is also a Caesar salad with boiled shrimp, quail eggs, smoked chicken... a lot of Options for every taste.