Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Best Bagel Serving Tip & Yummy & Easy Open Faced Bagel Sandwich

I love bagels, but hate when they get dried out when you toast them. Plus, you don't always feel like eating a whole bagel and there is the bagel to bagel topping ratio issue.

I heard a fabulous tip when I was watching Barefoot Contessa on the Food Network. She was putting together a breakfast spread using bagels, lox, cream cheese etc. Instead of cutting the bagel in half, she sliced it into thirds. That way each slice of the bagel gets a fantastic crunchy texture (when toasted) without getting dried out - plus the ratio of toppings works perfectly. You can put a very thin layer of cream cheese vs. overcompensating with a huge amount of it to make up for the dry factor.

Today I used this technique, and made a quick & tasty open faced bagel sandwich using one third of the bagel. I made this simple bagel sandwich using ingredients I had on hand. Here's what I did if you want to try it!
Cameron's Open Face Bagel Sandwich - When You Want Big Flavor in a Hurry!
*1/3 onion bagel toasted & crispy (of course, if you are hungry, use all 3 slices of the bagel!)
*thin smear of light plain cream cheese
*generous dusting of red pepper flakes
*slices of sweet red bell pepper covering the entire surface
*couple slices of heated roasted deli turkey.
(I think a little sliced red onion would have been dynamite on this too!!!)

The open face sandwich was fulfilling and packed with flavor. The cream cheese & red pepper flakes really complimented one another with the creaminess & heat combo and the bell pepper added that added freshness & crunch.

We would love to hear your bagel serving or eating tips! Comment here! If you have a blog, we always return the favor :)

We hope your food tastes great and the wine flows like water!
The Wilsons

1 comment:

  1. That sounds yummy! I believe I have all the ingredients and will make it for lunch tomorrow! Thanks!



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