The New Caesar Salad

Serves 4.


  • 8 rashers bacon, rind removed
  • ¼ cup (60ml) maple syrup
  • 2 baby cos (romaine) lettuces, trimmed and halved
  • 8 long thin slices baguette, toasted
  • 4 eggs, soft boiled and peeled
  • ¼ cup (20g) finely grated parmesan
  • Caesar dressing
    • 1 egg
    • 2 anchovy fillets
    • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • ¾ cup (180ml) vegetable or grape seed oil


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C (325°F). Brush the bacon with maple syrup, place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  2. To make the dressing, place the egg, anchovy, sauce and lemon juice in a food processor and process until combined.
  3. With the motor running, gradually add the oil and process until creamy.
  4. Add water to adjust the thickness.
  5. To serve, place ingredients on plates. Top with dressing and parmesan.