Okay. So you cannot really see my "wedge" shape all that well what with all the dressing, bacon and goodies on top but I assure you, I DID start with a wedge shape of iceberg lettuce on my plate.
There is nothing like this classic "oldie but goodie" salad. The KEY to making it good, however, is a really good dressing. Where do you get a really good dressing for your wedge? Make it yourself. Yes. This is the best way to do it unless you choose to drive to your favorite steak house and have them serve it up for you.
Once you have the dressing, assembling the dish is a snap. Place your wedge on a plate, pour on some dressing, add your favorite toppings. I suggest bacon and red onions. But I always throw in tomatoes too. I love tomatoes. And as simple as this is, it is sophisticated enough for a very elegant dinner party. Try it. I know you'll love this dressing recipe. Please.... DO NOT buy a bottle of blue cheese dressing for this salad. I just is not the same.
Blue Cheese Dressing
1 cup good quality mayonnaise
1/2 cup half and half
4 oz. good quality blue cheese (my family likes Maytag. It is expensive but worth it)
3 tsp. grated onion (I add more)
1 garlic glove finely minced (I probably use 2 or 3)
1 Tbls. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce (Tobasco)
1 tsp. worschester sauce
Whisk the ingredients together to blend and salt and pepper to taste. Feel free to add a little cayenne pepper for more subtle heat or depth. It is best to refrigerate your dressing for at least an hour before serving to help meld and marry the flavors. Can keep for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.