Traditionally a raw egg yolk is used to make Caesar salad dressing. However, this ingenious recipe places a fried egg on top of the salad. When the yolk is left runny, it coats the lettuce leaves, resulting in a similar effect. This variation lacks croutons, but crunch is provided by grissini, long skinny Italian breadsticks. Sun-dried tomatoes add a subtle sweetness to this quick, delicious dinner salad.
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8 thin slices prosciutto, each halved lengthwise Serves 4.
8 long thin breadsticks (grissini)
1 12-ounce package hearts of romaine, torn coarsely (about 16 cups)
3/4 cup drained marinated oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes (from 8.5-ounce jar), each halved
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus more for sprinkling
8 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam) or 3/4 teaspoon anchovy paste
1 small garlic clove, pressed
4 large eggs
8 thin slices prosciutto, each halved lengthwise