I went to Hillary and Nicole’s for dinner on Sunday. Hillary was making this concoction with garlic and mayonnaise. At first I didn’t even ask, I just kept talking and thought, that must be for something else.
While the HOMEMADE croutons were simmering, the garlic/mayonnaise concoction came together into a white looking, thing. Still didn’t ask what it was for. Nicole eventually said, how much dressing do I put into the salad?
Ohhhhhh, it’s Caesar dressing!! So delicious. The homemade croutons were then placed on top, wow, wow, wow, wow. Truly amazing. So, inspired by my friends who can cook, I decided to prepare my own homemade dressing and croutons.
The homemade tomato sauce and meatballs will come next, enjoy your salad first!
1/2 of a French baguette
3-4 tablespoons of olive oil
Place large pan on medium heat.
Add 2 tablespoons olive oil to pan.
Chop the baguette into bite sized pieces, whatever size you like croutons.
Add them to the pan, you should hear a little simmering.
With a spatula, or if you have special skills, use the pan to mix and flip the bread to coat with olive oil.
Add more olive oil to coat the bread if necessary.
Allow the bread to cook for 2-3 minutes then continue to flip three to four times.
The bread should be browned, but not dark.
Test a pieces or two along the way. (Or 5).
1/4 cups parmesan cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons milk
1 garlic clove, minced (or 1 teaspoon jarred minced)
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Mix all ingredients together.
Use immediately or let sit in the fridge.