Hi everyone. Let me know what you think of this salad. I had a blast meeting Jack Amon from Marx Bros Cafe, and I’d like to thank him for teaching how to make Van Hale’s Caesar salad, (by the way he offers classes!). Tune in (on Channel 2 News at 6 Monday night to see the news story), and click-on!, AlaskaBites.com on Tuesday to see how to make truffles.
Van Hale’s Caesar salad from Marx Bros Café
3 Garlic cloves
3 Anchovy filets
1 Coddled egg
1/4c Extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar
1 tbs. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 Large head romaine lettuce, washed, torn and spun dry
In the bottom of a large wooden bowl, drizzle a little olive oil and mash the garlic cloves with a fork. Add the anchovies and continue to mash together into a fine paste. Using the back of the wooden spoon, mash the garlic and anchovies into the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Break the egg into the bowl and juice the lemon. Mix thoroughly, then add the olive oil and vinegar and blend. Mix in the Parmesan, add lettuce and toss the leaves so they are coated with dressing. Mix in the croutons. Serve on chilled plates and garnish each with a sprinkle of Parmesan and cracked pepper.