French-Toasted Bagel Sprinkled with Cheese


This is an easy recipe that anyone can make. Surprise a loved one with this dish, which may be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Eat it with oranges and sausage for breakfast, or pair it with soup or salad for lunch or dinner. Or, enjoy it by itself as a snack. The recipe described below is for 1 bagel sliced in half. Simply increase the number of eggs per bagel, depending how well saturated you want the bagel to be. You might find 1 egg to be sufficient for 2 sliced bagels by increasing the amount of milk you mix with the egg. It’s how “eggy” you want your bagel to be.

I used an “Everything” bagel, which generally means a bagel with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onions, and garlic. If you prefer, you can use plain or multigrain bagels.

To start, take 1 egg and mix it well with 1 tbsp of milk. Saturate the sliced bagels in the egg mixture. As the bagels are soaking, get a block of cheddar or Swiss cheese and shred however much you want to put as topping on the bagels. If you already have shredded cheese available, set it aside for use later.

Next, get a skillet and put it over medium heat. Put in 1 tbsp of butter into the skillet. Then put both egg-soaked bagel halves in the skillet, flat sides down first. Turn over the bagels when one side is browned. As you are browning the bagels, you may tip the rounded areas into the skillet to make sure all sides/areas of the bagels are heated through. After both sides are browned, place them on a plate and top them with the shredded cheese.

If you prefer a sweeter tasting French-toasted bagel treat, you can add cinnamon to the egg mixture and use plain bagels. Then, after cooking, top them with chocolate chips instead of cheese. There are also French Toast-flavored bagels available you can use and top with your favorite fresh fruit, chocolate chips, or both.

Happy noshing!

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