Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Ideas
Bagels give the culinary artist a fresh breakfast palette to work with. Breakfast has always been the ultimate concoction. Use whatever ingredients you have on hand at the moment. Vary your recipe according to your tastes and cravings right now. What you make today might be very different from what you prepare tomorrow or next week. Here are a few breakfast bagel sandwich ideas to consider adding to your food repertoire. Remember to explore and tell some bagel history when you prepare and serve bagels for breakfast.
Breakfast Bagel Ingredients:
- Bagels (Everything bagel or your favorite)
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- Sweet fresh basil (chopped)
- Tomato (sliced)(This is best when your tomato slice is large enough to span your bagel)
- Avocado (sliced thinly or mashed with sauce and optionally mayo)
- Cheese (sliced), pick your favorite; we like sharp cheddar, provolone and Havarti
- 4 eggs ( If you are cooking for multiple people consider that not all guests may want the same egg preparation)
- Pinch each of salt and pepper
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- One jar Organic Citrus Infused Sauce or Organic Original Dipping Sauce – Hot or Medium
Breakfast bagels will take as long as you allow. You can be swift and use fresh ingredients minimizing what needs to be cooked or heated. Or, you can slow down and cook bacon or ham, fry or poach eggs, and cook other ingredients, too. Either way, we recommend pan frying the bagel. This gives your breakfast sandwich a nice crunchy interior that is still gentle on the roof of the mouth.
Think Thin Layers for Ingredients
When slicing ingredients we prefer to keep things on the thinner side. Layers of ingredients stack up quickly and while a ginormous bagel sandwich might make for a dramatic photo it isn’t very fun to eat. It will fall apart, burst at the seams, and make a mess. Think thin.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
One Bagel Sandwich stuffed with layers of ingredients will provide a hearty meal. If you have 4 people, consider making 4 unique bagels, then cutting each completed bagel sandwich into fourths. Then serve each person a unique fourth from each bagel sandwich.
How Should I Prepare Eggs?
Adding eggs to your breakfast bagel sandwich makes it breakfast no matter what time of day you eat it. You can add interest by varying the preparation of your eggs. Choose fried eggs, scrambled eggs, or even poached eggs. Don’t worry about runny yokes especially if you serve your bagel breakfast sandwich open faced to be eaten with a fork. Consider treating your breakfast bagel sandwich as you would Eggs Benedict. Now, you wouldn’t pick up Eggs Benedict with your hands would you? To make your scrambled eggs more fluffy whip the eggs with a little mayonnaise, salt and pepper.
Herbs Enliven Eggs
Another idea for breakfast bagel sandwiches is to include herbs. That might not naturally occur to you. But, basil in particular goes really well with scrambled eggs. Even better when the breakfast bagel sandwich has basil next to tomatoes or avocados. Yummy!
More Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Ideas
Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Onion Ideas
There is great variation you can provide your sandwich in the onion arena. Thinly sliced red onions are delicious added to your egg sandwich. Sweet onions sliced thinly are also a great addition to a breakfast bagel sandwich or any sandwich for that matter. Our favorite is to use caramelized onions. We sometimes make these in greater quantities and store them in the freezer. Then, we pull them and reheat the onions for the dish we’re making.
Do I use a Bagel or Bread in my Breakfast Sandwich
Bagel choices vary and which one is best really depends upon your preferences. We love garlic bagels, onion bagel, plain bagels, and everything bagels. But, really there isn’t a bagel we don’t like. The real question for breakfast isn’t as much about which bagel as it is about what if you don’t have any bagels? That situation could happen, especially if you want breakfast at 2am and the corner bakery isn’t yet open. This isn’t a problem. Use whatever bread you have on hand.
Ideas for Preparing Bagels for the Best Breakfast Sandwich
We suggest pan frying bagels in a little coconut oil. This adds a nice crunchy texture and the flavor is outstanding. If using bread we recommend pan fried bread in the same manner. As a general rule in our house we choose pan frying over toasting and toasting over plain. Warmer bread just seems better tasting unless it’s a cold tuna sandwich on a hot summer day pulled directly from the cooler while picnicking. But, for breakfast, yeah warm the bread. Grilling may be another convenient option if you outdoors
Which One is Better – Original or Citrus Sauce?
In this breakfast bagel sandwich recipe we used an Everything bagel with scrambled eggs, ripe tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and mayo mixed with Organic Original Dipping Sauce. If you use avocado then consider the Organic Citrus Infused Sauce. It pairs perfectly with avocado. Either of these sauces adds a nice flavorful heat that really make your eggs come alive. The Original Dipping Sauce and Citrus Infused Sauce are great with any egg dishes. We especially love these sauces in Frittata.
Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Protein Ideas
A breakfast bagel sandwich sans protein taste wonderful by itself. There is plenty of flavor. But, other variations for meat eaters include adding bacon, ham, lox, salmon or other fish, left over steak, etc. And, if you lean toward plant-based proteins considering adding tofu or tempeh bacon or sausage.
Instructions (this makes 2 breakfast bagel sandwiches with scrambled eggs)
- Beat eggs, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended.
- Heat frying pan to medium heat, add coconut oil, garlic, stir and cook until garlic turns slightly yellow, add turmeric, basil, stir for 30 seconds, and pour in eggs mixture
- As eggs begin to set gently pull the eggs across the pan with a spatula, forming large soft curds
- Continue cooking – pulling, lifting and folding eggs – until thickened and no visible liquid egg remain (do not stir constantly).
- Remove from heat
- Slice bagel in half, spread on coconut oil and place on the hot pan face down for 3 minutes
- In a bowl mix mayonnaise with Organic Citrus Infused Sauce or Organic Original Dipping Sauce – Hot or Medium
Spread the mixture of sauce on bagel, top with eggs, cheese, and tomato slice. If you use any of the optional breakfast bagel sandwich ideas from above, e.g. protein, onions, avocado, then add those in before enjoying. Yummy!