Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Grandma's Family Caesar Recipe (Just Add Anchovies)

Doesn't everyone have that recipe their Grandma used to make that will forever make you think of her?  Well, given her French ancestry, it's no wonder that the recipe that makes me think of my Grandma is her Garlicky Caesar Dressing.  So when I opened the cupboard last week and saw this taped to the inside, I well, pulled a little trickery and snapped a shot of it on my iPhone. 

No one does Caesar better than my Grammy.  No one.  But I'll give my Dad credit for coming close. The difference between my Dad's recipe and my Grandma's recipe is this: Anchovies.  I know what you're thinking...gross right?  But every decent restaurant in the world puts anchovies in their Caesar dressing whether you are aware of it or not.  It's what puts the Caesar in Caesar.

In fact, true Italian Caesar dressing only has four ingredients: Anchovies, Olive Oil, Garlic, and Lemon (or another acid, like Vinegar). 

So try that recipe, or try this one.  Either is delicious!  And do not fear the anchovies.  Your guests will never know!

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