Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Breakfast Bagel

When I was young and working and single (yeah, *way* back then) I used to spend many weekend mornings at a local Ottawa bagel shop. They made famous their "breakfast bagel". As the years went on I continued to eat there on a regular basis, converting most of my family and friends into true Montreal-style bagel lovers.

Having three little ones and being on a stricter budget than I was then, I now make breakfast bagels at home for our family most weekends.


You'll need:

cheddar cheese

Start by cooking your bacon. My tried and true method of whipping up perfect, crispy bacon is to bake it in the oven on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook it for 15-20 minutes and it comes out beautifully. Less mess than spattering all over the stove top!

As bacon finished cooking, toast bagels lightly. Also cook your eggs in any manner you'd like them. I usually do slightly over-easy as that's how we enjoy them.

Stack your egg on your one half of your bagel, top with cheddar cheese and 3-4 slices of bacon.

If you're peculiar - like me - you'll add a little ketchup before you take your first bite.

Perfect for any weekend breakfast or lunch!


Anonymous said...

What a great breakfast tradition. And that bacon looks soooo good!

Lynn said...

This looks really good!

CrunchyCon said...

What temp on the bacon? I need a less messy way to cook it.

Also, you need to smear some soft cream cheese on that bagel!!!

Shan said...

Mmmm we make those too, but haven't in a while. I'm putting bagels on the grocery list. Actually most mornings Mike makes me a small omelette (with the "fake eggs" from the carton) that I eat on a high fibre wrap.