Saturday, August 23, 2014

Breakfast Bagels

Years ago, my granny would bring us farm fresh eggs from a friend she affectionately called "The Egg Lady". That was almost thirty years ago, and at 93, granny doesn't drive anymore.  But thankfully I've found my own "Egg Lady", and now I can treat grandma to the eggs.

One of our favorite egg dishes is breakfast bagels.  They are a nice change from a cold bowl of cereal, they are fast, and they are yummy.  They are also something that most kids can whip up for themselves, or for you!  

Wrap one up in a piece of foil and hit the road, or enjoy them as "breakfast for dinner" with a side salad or a fruit smoothie.

BREAKFAST BAGELS          Printable Version

Your favorite bagel, regular size (we use wheat or "everything" bagels)
1-2 eggs
Splash of milk
Salt & pepper, and any other seasoning you like (a bit of dill or parsley is a nice touch)

Slice of cheese (Colby jack, cheddar, etc.)
Two slices of deli meat (ham or turkey)
Optional ingredients: a slather of flavored cream cheese, cooked bacon, tomato slices, fresh basil leaves, avocado...

Spray a small dish (a mini souffle dish works perfectly) with cooking spray. Crack the eggs into the bowl and add a splash of milk. Add your seasonings and whisk together until combined.

Pop your bagel in the toaster and set the control to your desired toastiness (it's best to err on the lighter side so your bagel doesn't crumble on you as you bite into the eggy deliciousness.)

Place the dish of eggs in the middle of the microwave and cook on high for about a minute (depending on your microwave). Take the dish out (it will be hot!) and give the partially cooked eggs a flip with a fork to see if there is any uncooked egg on the bottom).  If so, place the dish back in the microwave for another 20-30 seconds.  

When your bagel pops up, put it on a plate and top with the cheese slice to get it melting.

Scoop the eggs out of the dish and place over the cheese, then add the slices of deli meat and any other toppings.

Pop on the bagel top and let the whole thing cool for a few minutes before cutting it in half.

We dip ours in some ketchup, but salsa and sour cream is good too.

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