Ways To Eat Bagels

My daughter has just come back from a trip to New York and brought me back a bag of New York bagels. I put them in the freezer but I have no idea what to do with them. How do you eat them, toasted or no? Do you put fillings in between or just toppings on each half? I'm vegetarian, please could anybody tell me what to do with them? They are just plain bagels with poppy seeds on top.

Cettina

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

For Breakfast I toast mine and put cream cheese on each slice (recommended by a nurse for long term energy). I also make sandwiches with anything I can find. You just have to experiment to see what you like.

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

this is no wrong way to eat a bagel......here are a few different ways to try.......

just slice and toast(or not toasted) but if they are frozen, they may taste better toasted after defrosted......and cream cheese the flat halves. You may chose peanut butter, butter and jelly, hummus, or use as bread for sandwiches. Use your imagination anything is possible!!!!

Or, slice vertically into 4 Chunks...and taste different varieties and see which you prefer the best@

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

Well! I have a couple of ideas. My favorite is toasted (on cut side) with strawberry cream cheese for breakfast. But any other kind is great too... or with butter and jelly, or peanut butter. You can also add tomato/pizza sauce with mozzarella cheese (and veggies?) and put it under a broiler for a minute or two. (bagel bite)

Just a few ideas, I have more, but they're not coming to my brain just yet :) enjoy!

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

I love to slice them thin into at least 4 slices, brush with melted butter or oive oil, sprinkle with different spices from onion powder to cinnamon, put under the broiler until browned, turn over repeat with butter/oil and spices and broil again for bagel chips.

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

There are so many things you can do with Bagels, cut them in half and toast them or don't and add cream cheese or just butter and jelly if you like.. I like them toasted and get creative with melted cheese and tomato bagel sandwich, my favorite is Chicken salad w/mayonaise, lettuce and tomato on a raisin bagel toasted.. Enjoy!!!

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

I like to put a microwaved egg, slice of ham,tomato and cheese on a sliced bagel and then put it into the toaster oven. Yum!

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July 13, 20070 found this helpful

My FAVORITE flavor is poppy seed, as long as they are made the right way. REAL bagels, are small dense and chewy (not big, fluffy and full of air, sorry Safeway, Raley's/Nob Hill, Albertsons, Fry's, etc.). I like them toasted all the way around, this bagel toaster phenom (only toasting the cut side) is way beyond me. A little butter and some cream cheese, heaven! But only butter will do, cream cheese alone will do too.

A Bagel Bakery Poppy seed (from Santa Cruz, CA) with hummus (extra garlic please), fresh tomato, thin slice of swiss, thin slivers of red onion, lots of sprouts HEAVEN!!!!!! But then ya' gotta grow up in Santa Cruz to appreciate that one!

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

or you can make egg salad and toast your bagel

put egg salad in middle and YUM

or add cream cheese, tomatoe and onion slice

oh to have a nice toasted New York Bagel there is

no comparison....

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July 14, 20070 found this helpful

Basically, anything you can do with bread, you can do with a bagel. I am a native New Yorker who is living in Texas. What I wouldn't do for a great NY bagel!!!! There is a chain of bagel stores in NY that they make the best chicken salad on a bagel sandwich!!!!! You can toast them or not. Either way, they are delicious!!!!

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

I like to make bacon egg and cheese bagels for breakfast, but I don't know what the rules are about those foods for vegetarians.

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July 16, 20070 found this helpful

Re: Catherine post, I too am a native NY'er, transplanted to Tx. PLEASE don't defrost the bagels in the microwave <<shudder>>. Either defrost, wrapped on the counter top, or steam gently until no longer frozen, butter lightly, and fry low, butter side down till warm throughout. After that, the skies the limit. Anything that's 'good' is better on a bagel, especially a NEW YORK bagel <<slurrrp>>

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

thank you all so much for your suggestions. yes, they are the small dense chewy type and yes, i didnt know and defrosted them in the microwave and they werent nice. now, i slice in half and either toast them or make mini pizzas with watever i have and grill them and yes, i will agree with all of you, THEY ARE DELICIOUS!pity i will have to wait till someone goes to america to bring me some more back. lucky new yorkers to have them FRESH!

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

Or try a traditional New York style - slice 'em in half, toast them lightly (in the toaster please, not the microwave), add cream cheese (called a schmear) and some thinly sliced smoked salmon. But any of the other suggestions will also work well, tho I have never heard of anyone frying them. The first thing I bought when I returned to NY after 11 years in San Francisco, was a dozen bagels: garlic, poppy seed & onion. Then I knew I was home again

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

I like Swiss cheese melted on a bagel. Yummy!

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

This is an awesome bagel if you like Thai food! Top bagel with following:

- peanut butter

- cucumber sliced thin

- shredded carrot

- jalepeno pepper jelly

- green scallions

Different, but so, so good!

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July 17, 20070 found this helpful

This is an awesome bagel if you like Thai food! Top bagel with following:

- peanut butter

- cucumber sliced thin

- shredded carrot

- jalepeno pepper jelly

- green scallions

Different, but so, so good!

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July 18, 20070 found this helpful

bring them to my house, I will show you LOL

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July 18, 20070 found this helpful

Yes; you toast them. THe New Yawker tradition

is w/a smear, i.e., cream cheese but any topping

of your choice will suffice.

If they not frozen, you can also pop them into

microwave just enough to warm if you do not

like the toasted method

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July 18, 20070 found this helpful

with egg salad oh YUM lucky you NY bagels are the best ENJOY

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September 26, 20080 found this helpful

You can eat bagels either toasted or untoasted just like any other bread ! However bagels are better toasted ..

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January 30, 20090 found this helpful

You CAN defrost bagels successfully in the microwave. Just pop them into an Eco-bag for about 35-40 seconds. You can get one of these handy defrost bags, also good for defrosting slices of bread, burritos etc. from the folks at www.itskitch.com

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