A favorite recipe from the “better to wear out than rust out” crowd. Bob Fenn was Poppy’s high-school biology teacher, mentor, friend and the best manat our wedding in 1967.
2 to 3 heads Romaine lettuce
2 to 3 cups croutons (homemade)
6 tablespoons garlic oil*
2 ounces olive oil = enough to flavor
6 ounces salad oil (optional)
7 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
Salt to taste
Black pepper in ample quantities
1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce (or more)
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Optional: (See note below)
Anchovies, chopped finely*
Separate lettuce leaves and wash, shake out and place in refrigerator until crisp, morethan an hour at least. Cut or break to size preferred and place in bowl.
*Garlic Oil is 3 to 4 cloves garlic, pressed, plus 6 tablespoons olive oil. Let stand at least 30 minutes before use.
Combine ingredients in order above; break one egg over the salad and toss from thebottom. It tastes much better than it looks at this point.
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**This salad may be used as a substitute for Caesar Salad when there are too many guestsfor the latter to be practical. Just add to the original ingredients, juice of 2 lemonsand some anchovies, chopped finely. For the basic recipe, one can of anchovies shouldsuffice. Omit salt if using anchovies.
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***If you are hesitant to use a raw egg,Jenny Csobaji taught me a fool-proof method for a coddled egg which should putthose fears to rest while allowing you the same dressing consistency as theraw-egg approach. To coddle an egg, heat a small pan of water, holdingenough water to cover the egg, lower egg in and let it remain in the simmeringwater for exactly forty seconds. Remove promptly and set in a little dish,leaving in the shell until ready to use the egg in your salad.
This recipe has been kitchen tested.
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