My Mom’s Amazing Homemade Ceasar Salad…worth the time!!!

My mom, as I have told you, is really an amazing cook. She knew nothing when she got married. She has told me the story many times about the first time she had her inlaws over for dinner…she cooked a ham until there was nothing left but the ham-bone. Which tells me…we all can learn…if we try :) She has made this Ceasar Salad since I was little. It is the best I have ever had…and I have tried to duplicate it…but Mom’s is always better.

Note: this recipe takes some fore-thought. And it takes a bit of time…..but it is really really worth it!

She starts with a very large bowl…and tore up romaine leaves.

Freshly shredded Parmesan, egg beaten with fresh lemon, and the cruet has the dressing….I told you—it is a few steps to the heaven of ceasar salad…

First toss some dressing in with the romaine. Not too wet….I would say for a large salad bowl—maybe 2Tablespoons. Just damp leaves not drenched.

After the dressing, toss the romaine with the egg and lemon. Coating the leaves.

Sprinkle in lots of the fresh Parmesan cheese.

She also makes homemade croutons….ummhummm….goodness

I could eat the whole bowl!
Mom’s Caesar Salad
(in my mom’s words…)
1) PREPARE THE SALAD OIL:

SMASH 5 TO 7 GARLIC CLOVES INTO ½ CUP CANOLA OIL AND LEAVE REFRIGERATED FOR 24 TO 48 HOURS IN A CLOSED CONTAINER.
2) ADD THE FOLLOWING TO SALAD OIL AFTER REMOVING FROM REFRIG AND STRAINING GARLIC FROM LIQUID:
3/4 TSP SALT

¼ TSP DRY MUSTARD

¼ TSP BLACK PEPPER

2 TSP WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE

(SHAKE ALL INGREDIENTS WELL)

SEPARATELY, MIX 1 EGG YOLK AND 3 TBSP LEMON JUICE AND STIR WELL.

PUT ASIDE.
3) POUR PREPARED DRESSING OVER ROMAINE AND TOSS WELL. DO NOT DRENCH LEAVES.

4) ADD EGG / LEMON JUICE MIXTURE AND CONTINUE TO TOSS.

5) SPRINKLE GRATED, FRESH PARMESAN CHEESE OVER SALAD LEAVES AND CONTINUE TOSSING.

6) ADD MORE GRATED PARMESAN CHEESE TO TASTE AND CONTINUE TOSS – ½ TO ¾ CUPS..

7) SERVE WITH FRENCH OR ITALIAN BREAD / BUTTER / OLIVE OIL (CHOICE).

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About Tracie

Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge.

Comments

  1. Brunette & Blessed says:

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing

  2. Sonia Rumzi says:

    Thank you Tracie. You and your Mom look wonderful. Great smiles and lots to offer. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. meijo's JOY says:

    Recipe from mom? Must bookmark this one!