Cut and wash the lettuce. Remove the core, dark ends of the lettuce and slice into bite size pieces. Soak the cut lettuce in ice water and place in the fridge for at least 10 minutes.For a quick video on how to cut the lettuce, check out this video:
Cook the bacon in the pan slowly with the tsp of olive oil until crisp. Drain on paper towels and save the pan with the bacon fat.
Cut the bread into tiny squares and cook on low heat in the bacon fat.
Once the croutons are nicely browned and toasted, add all the spices and toss around. Season with a little sprinkle of salt. Dry on paper towel.
Add the egg yolk, mustard, grated garlic, anchovies, tabasco, soy sauce, black pepper and the ice cube to the food processor. Blend on low speed while adding the oil slowly at the same time. The sauce should be thick like mayonnaise. Finish with fresh lemon juice and the grated cheese. Taste for seasoning.
Dry in a salad spinner. Cut the crispy bacon into small pieces. Assemble the dressing, grated cheese, croutons and bacon and lettuce.
Add two big spoons of dressing to the lettuce with the rest of the ingredients. Mix with a spoon. Add more dressing if you like but the most important step is that everything is properly mixed.
Plate in a chilled bowl and finish with extra cheese and fresh cracked black pepper. Enjoy on its own or with a nice steak.