Think bagels are boring? Think again! If you are tired of the plain bagel, there are plenty of ways to spice up a sliced and toasted roll with a hole and get a taste sensation.
For breakfast, try using a ring of onion or a round of green pepper to create an egg cooker. Lightly oil your skillet, add the ring of pepper or onion, and crack an egg in the middle. Scramble lightly with a fork, shake on some seasoning, and cook slowly until set. Flip; lay a slice of cheese over the cooked side; and finish cooking until done. Slide the round of egg, cheese and vegetable between toasted bagel halves, and top off with a dash of hot sauce or picante. It’s the ultimate healthy breakfast!
Forget the meatball sub, and try then meatball bagel! Toss a few frozen, fully cooked meatballs in the microwave, and heat through. Toast your sliced bagel. Drizzle some pizza sauce or spaghetti sauce on top of the meatballs, top with some shredded provolone or mozzarella, and microwave again until the cheese is melted. Transfer the meatballs, sauce and cheese to the bagel and sprinkle with parmesan. It’s a way to cure the craving for a meatball sub with half the calories!
Bagels often get lost at the dinner table, but this simple trick will make you believe in bagels again! Simply split in half, spread with butter, and sprinkle with garlic powder. Toast under a slow heat until brown, then cut the bagel into wedges. Use as bread for a fondue dip, or throw into a salad as a heartier alternative to the crouton.
Don’t forget the use of the bagel as a snack food – even Kourtney Kardashian was known to store a spare bagel or two in her purse for emergency noshing when expecting her latest child!