2 Amazing Bagel Recipes to Try Right Now

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A good Bagel is obviously first about the quality of your bread. But one must admit it also has a whole lot to do with what you fill it with. The very first real and good American Bagel that I’ve ever had, was at the Barney Greengrass Delicatessen in New York City in the Upper West Side. Beside, the atmosphere of this 100 year olds place added up to the joy my husband and I felt eating bagels that day.

As a beginner in the Amazing World of Bagels, I’ve started with 2 parallel recipes that seem pretty much the same in surface, but taste actually quite different in the mouth. Even though the choice of meat is similar in both cases, the other ingredients have the advantage to set their very own marker on the dish.

For the bagel dough recipe, first CLICK HERE to open in a new window.

Now the fillings ! 

A good bagel must oppose the soft and the crunchy, the spreads and the solids. In order to prevent the solid ingredients from sliding out of the bagel at the first bite, the spread must be generous and be used as the “glue” for the bagel.

By spreads, we hear most commonly : cream cheese, mayo, mustard, Savora (for the French, that’s like the US version of sweet mustard), thick Greek yogurt, crushed avocado, etc.

By solids we hear : smoked salmon, turkey or beef pastrami, big pickles (Russian Molossols), turkey slices, cheddar cheese slices, scrambled eggs, grilled vegetables, and so on.

Recipe #1

Bagel Pastrami Cream Cheese Arugula

Choose to make a bagel bread topped with cereal grains. Open the bagel, spread a regular layer of Dijon mustard on both sides. On the bottom bread, pile up 3 slices of beef pastrami, then 3 slices of chicken breast, and arugula leaves. On the other bread, generously spread a nice layer of cream cheese, and top the arugula with that bread piece. Cut your bagel in half, close your eyes, take a good bite and feel New York City running through your palate !

Recipe #2

An Amazing Bagel Recipe to Try Right Now - by cookingtrips.wordpress.comMake a bagel bread topped with Poppy Seeds. Spread Savora or American sweet mustard on both sides of the bread. Pile up all ingredients in the following order : 1 cheddar cheese slice, 3 turkey slices, 3 turkey pastrami slices, slices of large Russian sweet pickles, and 1 slice of cheddar cheese, then the bread. Prepare yourself for Paradise, because this is OBVIOUSLY where this bagel will bring you to !

Again, before you leave, the bagel dough recipe is available right HERE.

Created and Written by Sophie Rebibo-Halimi, © 2015 All Rights Reserved.

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  1. […] 6. Go and eat at Barney Greengrass’s to try his famous Bagels in the Upper West Side. The place is more than 100 years old, and the Sturgeon King not only deserves his nickname but rocks in business with a wonderfully nice service in the Deli itself, and rocks as well as he handles a wide range of other high end quality services outside (catering for events, domestic and international deliveries of his fresh or canned homemade goods.  I don’t intend to compete at all with dear Mr Greengrass, but when I got back to France, I was so much craving for just one of his bagels that I had no choice but to learn how to make it ! Of course it did not taste at all as the original, but still I must say it tasted pretty nice too, because for the final taste I made it down to the filling. Recipe of the French girl’s homemade bagel, click here ! […]


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