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madasamarchhare Mon 17-Sep-12 20:10:00

Have just bought bagels for the first time ever. Please give me some inspiration as to what I can top them with. I Havd cheese and jalapeño ones and raisin and cinnamon ones

Also do I always need to toast them ?

JockSprockPooPongMcPlop Mon 17-Sep-12 20:13:30

You don't need to tast them.

Cream cheese +/- banana
Butter +/- jam, marmalade etc.

I disagree, they are awful untoasted!
Cream cheese is the best topping. Otherwise just regular sandich fillimgs bacon in a bagel is luuuush!

Cream cheese, bacon and some kind of chutney. Yum.

Virgil Mon 17-Sep-12 20:21:59

Surely everyone toasts bagels? confused

Cream cheese and bacon. Delicious

WhatYouLookingAt Mon 17-Sep-12 20:36:51

you only need to toast if not fresh. A lovely soft chewy fresh bagel needs no toasting, would be madness!

blueberryboybait Mon 17-Sep-12 20:44:09

Roast beef, red onion and tomato. mmmmmmm

JockSprockPooPongMcPlop Tue 18-Sep-12 07:28:42

You can get some inspiration here

NettoSuperstar Tue 18-Sep-12 08:36:00

Toast, and top with cream cheese, smoked salmon and capers.

goingtoofast Tue 18-Sep-12 08:37:44

Good quaility bagels don't need toasting, supermarket bagels do!

storminabuttercup Tue 18-Sep-12 09:28:21

BLT is my favourite

Or my Christmas breakfast favourite is bacon, a mini omelette and loads of cheese!

iseenodust Tue 18-Sep-12 09:32:21

The trick is to toast only the cut side, that way it is warm, chewy and yum. so you actually have to grill not toast.
Another vote for the classic cream cheese and smoked salmon, with twist of black pepper.

ScooseIsLoose Tue 18-Sep-12 09:33:41

Definitely toasted on the cut side and definitely cream cheese and smoked salmon drools

AberdeenAnxious Fri 21-Sep-12 22:54:01

I like avocado mushed with lemon juice on mine. Or Cream cheese and cherry tomatoes. And I always toast my bagels but my dd eats them untoasted.

milk Sat 22-Sep-12 17:48:28

Smoked Salmon!!!

mamij Sat 22-Sep-12 17:51:11

Smoked salmon. Scrambled eggs.

Taffeta Sat 22-Sep-12 17:53:56

I like mine with salted butter and marmite
Or pate and cucumber
Or smoked salmon squeeze of lemon dill and a little creme fraiche

KatoPotato Sat 22-Sep-12 17:56:19

Peanut butter!

MummyPig24 Sat 22-Sep-12 19:31:52

Definitely toasted. Plain bagels with cream cheese and cucumber or with nutella whwn I need a chocolate carb fix!

howiwonder Sat 22-Sep-12 20:15:06

im currently addicted to bagel with cream cheese, avocado, tomato and loads of black pepper, yum!

MamaMary Sat 22-Sep-12 20:18:12

Need to toast them.

Scrambled eggs
Mature cheddar with chutney (nice when grilled)
Smoked salmon and cream cheese with lemon juice squeezed on

My preference is for plain white bagels smile

Foshizzle Sat 22-Sep-12 20:18:40

Salt beef, mustard, pickles.


picturesinthefirelight Sat 22-Sep-12 20:20:35

Ds would say toasted with cream cheese.

I don't like cream cheese but love them with bacon & scrambled egg.

2tired2bewitty Sat 22-Sep-12 20:20:40

Cream cheese on the cinnamon ones is good

Gimblinginthewabe Sat 22-Sep-12 20:24:35

OMG! Why did it take until half way down the thread to mention smoked salmon?!!

Cut them in half and toast them.
Spread cream cheese on each half.
Layer good quality smoked salmon (don't even bother with rubbish stuff - ASDA special brand is the cheapest nice salmon)
Lemon and freshly ground black pepper to top.

That is how bagels HAVE to be eaten.

(Or toast them and tear them up to dip in hummous as a snack)

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