In recent years, refrigerated egg substitute has replaced the raw egg traditional to this classic salad recipe. Don't skimp on the garlic and herb croutons--they're well worth the effort.
1. Cook garlic in small pot boiling water, 5 minutes. Drain. Place garlic in processor or blender. Add egg replacement, anchovies if desired, mustard, Parmesan and lemon juice. Puree 1 minute. With machine running, add oil in stream until blended.Croutons:
2. Heat oil and butter in large nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add bread cubes. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring frequently, until bread is evenly browned, 7 to 8 minutes. Stir in parsley and Parmesan; toss to coat.To assemble:
3. Toss together dressing, romaine and croutons in large bowl. Divide equally among 4 plates.