(Serves 4 as a side dish)
Our most popular side salad, this is a colorful combination of mixed salad greens, crisp crumbled bacon, Parmesan cheese, hard-cooked eggs and crunchy croutons, all tossed in our special Commander’s dressing. Use the freshest seasonal salad greens – we use leaf lettuce, field lettuce, Bibb, romaine, oak leaf, endive and watercress.
4 cups mixed salad greens
4 tbsp. crumbled crisp bacon
4 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup croutons
Makes 2 cups
11/2 cups salad oil
1 egg, at room temperature
1/3 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly cracked peppercorns
¼ cup white vinegar
3 tbsp. minced onions
2 hard-cooked eggs, halved
Wash and dry greens and tear into bite-size pieces. In a salad bowl combine greens, bacon, cheese and croutons.
Put ½ cup oil and the remaining dressing ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend on low speed. Remove cover and gradually blend in remaining oil.
To serve: Pour 8 tablespoons dressing over salad and toss. Divide onto individual salad plates or into bowls, and garnish each serving with hard-cooked egg half.