Monday, May 14, 2012

Side caesar salad recipe

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The home of tasty food recipes invites you to try Side caesar salad recipe. Enjoy my collection of delicious food recipes and learn how to make Side caesar salad. 

Arguably, the world's favourite salad is often a meal in itself, but it's fun to serve a caesar salad as a side dish with a burger or simple grill instead. 

Ingredients (serves 4)

1/2 ficelle (small baguette: see Notes)
1 tbs olive oil
8 slices pancetta or bacon
8 quail eggs (see Notes)
2 baby cos lettuce, leaves separated
2 tbs finely grated parmesan
Caesar Salad Dressing
1 tbs creme fraiche (see Notes)
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 drained anchovy fillets, finely chopped
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp sugar
1 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs finely grated parmesan
1/4 cup (60ml) light olive oil 


Preheat the oven to 180C. Line an baking tray with baking paper.

Cut the ficelle into 8 x 1cm slices on the diagonal (so you get long thin slices). Lightly brush the bread slices on one side with olive oil, arrange them on the prepared tray and bake for 20 minutes or until crisp and golden. Remove from the tray and set aside to cool.

pancetta on the baking paper. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until crisp. When cool enough to handle, break into shards.

Meanwhile, place eggs in a small pan of cold water. Bring to the boil and cook for 2 minutes. Remove eggs and place under cold water, then peel and halve.

For the dressing, whisk creme fraiche, garlic, anchovy, mustard, sugar, lemon juice and parmesan in a bowl until smooth, then season to taste with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Gradually whisk in the olive oil until you have a runny sauce.

Toss lettuce leaves in half the dressing and arrange upright in four glasses or on serving plates. Tuck in or top with the pancetta, croutons and quail eggs, and drizzle with the remaining dressing. Scatter with grated parmesan and serve. 


Ficelle is a long, thin French bread stick, available from bakeries. Quail eggs are from selected poultry suppliers, delis and Asian food shops. Creme fraiche is from delis and gourmet food shops.

delicious. - July 2007, Page 95
Recipe by Jill Dupleix

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