Outstanding Caesar Salad

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Salads: Outstanding Caesar Salad

7 garlic cloves
¾ cup mayonnaise
4 canned rolled anchovy fillets with capers, drained
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus shaved for garnish
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
¼ cup olive oil
1 loaf of French bread cut into 2-2 ½ inch pieces, crusts trimmed and hollowed out with an apple corer
hearts of romaine lettuce-approximately 3-4 pieces per serving

Mince 3 garlic cloves in processor. Add mayonnaise, anchovies with capers, 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and mustard and process to blend. Transfer to medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over low heat. Cut remaining 4 garlic cloves in half. Add to skillet and cook until garlic is golden brown, stirring frequently, about 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove garlic from skillet and discard. Add croutons, turning to brown evenly. Remove from heat. Season with salt and pepper. Cool to room temperature. Place a large spoonful of dressing in center of serving plate and spread to form a circle. Put crouton in center of dressing. Place 3-4 lettuce leaves upright in crouton. Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese. (use a vegetable peeler to shave cheese.)