a classic...always great...something for everyone...can't go wrong.
invented back in 1937 at the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, it's still stands on it own as a fabulous main-dish salad.
especially if there's EXTRA BACON!
no real surprises here...no fabulous recipe to report.
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET!
just an idea and a little shout out for one of the classics that won't let you down when you need something that will fit everyones taste buds.
what you'll need...
(starting from the left)
some good crumbly blue cheese
10 or more crispy bacon strips
2 roasted chicken breasts
3 vine ripe tomatoes
5 hard boiled eggs...separated
2 ripe Haas avocados
fresh leafy greens with herbs
scallions or chives
the original Cobb Dressing served at The Brown Derby was an old-fashioned French dressing. then it evolved somehow into a red wine vinaigrette, but i prefer...
good old Ranch Dressing
made from Hidden Valley Ranch packet with buttermilk and mayonnaise
if you have the time it's nice to make everyones plate with all the separate components, or you can do as i did and just make one big impressive platter in all it's Cobb glory.
(in my house i think some let out a little sigh of relief that they won't have to partake or endure some fancy or out of the ordinary lunch extravaganza)
to serve, i dressed the greens in a separate bowl and made up each plate as it went to the table, serving from the main platter...drizzle a little dressing over the top with a little more crumbled blue cheese and put some dressing on the table for those who tend to over-dress. i'm an under-dresser.
serve with a fresh crusty baguette OR...some homemade bread.
might i suggest Grandma Nonnie's Zucchini Bread found here