Chef’s Special: Worldwide Famous Salad From Caesar Cardini

Caesar Salad

Today there are hundreds of ways to make a so-called “Caesar Salad”. But here we would like to share its original recipe, which was invented by a famous Italian cook Caesar Cardini. The amount of each ingredient remains a secret but it really depends on your taste. Give it a try and tell us if the “classics” always remains unsurpassed?

The cook Caesar Cardini was born in 1896 in Italy. After the World War I together with his brother he emigrated to the USA where he opened a hotel with a restaurant called “Caesar’s Place”. The place was situated in Mexico, 20 miles away from San-Diego, which helped to make a good business at the times of the no-alcohol law.

On the Independence Day of 1924, a lot of Hollywood “stars” came to visit the Cardini’s “Caesar’s Place” with the aim to have a good drink. There were plenty of drinks there, however, Cardini happened to get run out of appetizers and snacks and all the shops nearby were already closed. The only foods he had were eggs, olive oil, lettuce leaves, bread, Worchester sauce, Parmesan cheese, and garlic. So, the decided to mix all the ingredients and suggest this new kind of salad to his guests… And surprisingly they all fell in love with his dish!

Original Caesar Salad Recipe
  1. Eggs
  2. Olive oil
  3. Lettuce leaves
  4. White bread
  5. Worchester sauce
  6. Parmesan cheese
  7. Lemon
  8. Garlic
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  1. To make croutons, cube the bread, add some grated garlic and pour in some olive oil. Mix and bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Dip the eggs into boiling water for 60 seconds. Cool down.
  3. Rub a plate with garlic and cover it with lettuce leaves.
  4. Pour some olive oil and break the eggs into the plate.
  5. Sprinkle with grated cheese, add lemon juice and Worchester sauce to taste.
  6. Add the croutons and enjoy the meal!
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