“Caesar Salad”

Parmigiano—Reggiano Custards with Romaine Lettuce, Anchovy Dressing, and Parmesan Crisps

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By Thomas Keller

Published 1999

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I frequently return to classical preparations and look for a way to reinterpret them, using the standard elements but surprising you with them. Here those elements include a Parmesan custard set on croutons, a chiffonade of romaine, and a Parmesan crisp, with a classic Caesar dressing.


Anchovy Dressing

Makes 2 cups

  • tablespoons chopped garlic
  • tablespoons chopped shallots


For the Anchovy Dressing

Pureé the garlic, shallots, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, and anchovies in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a mixer with the paddle attachment and beat in the egg yolk. With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the oils. Season with white pepper. Cover and refrigerate. There will be more dressing than you need for this recipe,