Actually its almost caesar and part waldorf (a very small part though)!
My home is overflowing with good cooks giving me little reason to venture into the kitchen. But, I do miss my erst while experiments with food. Which? All of it...all of the posts on Timid Cook are my experiments.
Yesterday, I shook off my lethargy (difficult but I did it) - opted for a caesar salad variation, drew up a ingredient list and went shopping Sunday morning and tried it out Sunday night! And it wasn't half bad. Ma liked it. (Which is a big compliment)! So here it is -
You will need:
- 1 head Romain lettuce, torn - I found "lettuce" at the Spencers on Rash Behari Avenue and didn't quite mind that this was iceberg and not romaine!
- 4 slices of bacon, diced - I was more liberal here and went a wee bit overboard. Much more than 4 slices (but in this case, more is really merrier)!
- 2-3 thick slices of good hard bread, cubed. [I looked for the easy way out ... but couldnot find any croutons] 4 tbsp parmesan cheese grated. In the end, I didnot use any cheese, parmesan or other - the dressing sans cheese was quite heavy.
- 2 tbsp Mayo (I used a low cal eggless one ... alas am allergic to eggs)
- 400gs Yogurt (Two 200g tubs of mother diary yogurt - actually 300 g is fine. One tub and half of the other)
- 1 fat garlic crushed - but I simply grated it over the bowl where I was making the dressing.
- 1 tsp mustard powder (recipe calls for dijon...anything at hand will do, I guess)
- 1 large lemon juiced
- A few liberal dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Wash and dry lettuce and tear it into bite sized pieces. Put in a bowl and set aside.
- In a pan, fry diced bacon in their own fat, remove and then fry the bread cubes in this fat.
- I toasted 4 slices of bread till crispy. Cubed them with a bread knife and then lightly tossed them into the bacon fat. Set aside. Or omit this step and use croutons.
- Combined all the ingredients for dressing a plastic container with a lid. Whipped well using a knife.
- To serve, pour over salad, garnish with fried bread cubes!
I toasted 4 bread in a toaster till crispy. Cubed them with a knife. Then tossed them into the pan where I fried the bacon. An easier alternative could be a packet of croutons?!
PS - The two recipes inspired me to make my own melange salad. Caesar & Waldorf.