Toasted Bagels: You're doing it wrong.
Yeah, you heard me. Get that bagel out of the toaster. You want a toasted bagel? Use a skillet instead.
I've been eating toasted bagels ever since I can remember. When I was a kid, my mom would make me toasted bagels and her method is perhaps the absolute best way to enjoy them. Sure, I've used a toaster or toaster ovens for my bagels, but using a skillet has an advantage over these popular methods. Instead of drying out the bagel, as toasters often do, the skillet method keeps the bagel soft while offering a lovely toasty surface upon which to spread the cream cheese. No more dried out bagel. You get one that is toasted and soft.
It's a simple method:
Cut the bagel in half like you normally would. Spread a thin layer of butter on the cut side. Place bagel, butter side down in a non-stick skillet. Cook over medium heat until toasted and golden brown. Remove from pan. Spread with cream cheese or preferred bagel topping.
Enjoy a toasted bagel that is soft and warm.
The way bagels should be.
5/22/2020 08:28:03 am
I am trying this for the first time. hope it works
12/21/2020 10:21:58 am
Thank you so much! This worked so nicely
3/25/2021 03:45:06 pm
it is delicious.
5/14/2021 06:19:46 pm
Ok.. I totally stumbled on this by accident, but decided to give it a try. It was fun. It was tasty. I like the crisp on the inside soft on the outside result. Will this be my go to way of toasting a bagel? Definitely not, but it's now in my bag of tricks for when I want a bagel different from the "usual way".
7/1/2022 11:58:23 pm
9/17/2022 06:24:12 am
Just wanted to add a fun tip for splurge days: use Everything Bagel and add a bit of shredded sharp cheese. If it doesn't completely melt on its own, stick under broiler just for a moment to get the cheese to melt. So yummy!
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