Old Fashioned Tableside Style Caesar Salad, remember the days when it was made tableside by tuxedo clad waiters?
1 head romaine lettuce
3 whole anchovy filets
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 lemon, juiced
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons grated parmesan
shaved parmesan cheese
fresh ground black pepper
1 tomato, quartered
Wash the romaine and remove the outer leaves, we want the crisp inner leaves only.
Slice off the end and dry each of the leaves with a paper towel so the dressing will stick.
Slice the romaine into 1/2 inch, bite sized, pieces and store in the fridge.
Combine anchovies or anchovy paste with the garlic and mince together with two forks.
Add extra virgin olive oil and stir.
Add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, cider vinegar, mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper.
Mix well to combine all the ingredients.
Mix the dressing with the romaine.
Place on a large serving plate and garnish with a few fresh tomato wedges.
Shave parmesan cheese over the top and finish with homemade croutons.
* Rinse the anchove filets in warm water to remove the bitter oil before using.
* you may use anchovie paste from a tube instead of anchovie filets.
* You may use a whole egg instead of the mayonnaise.