A few years ago I spent a year in New York. New York has tons of culinary options for your taste buds. Today however, I wanted to share something simple that I enjoyed on an average workday morning but which brightened my day.
Every Friday morning, on my way into the office, I stopped off at a cafe that was conveniently located on the first floor of my building. There in that cafe, every morning, one could order a bagel breakfast sandwich, made to order, right in front of the customer. My order was simple, plain toasted bagel, with egg and cheese. The hot fried egg and warm toasted bagel would make the cheese melt in the wrapper. By the time I was at my desk, unwrapping the bagel, I would have a delicious, warm breakfast sandwich with egg and melted cheese. I know this might sound strange, but I have fond memories of those Friday mornings and the tasty breakfast sandwiches.
I decided to recreate a version of the breakfast sandwich that I so much enjoyed. You can definitely play around with the kinds of ingredients you include in this sandwich. After all, anything goes with a bagel.
Thomas’ Plain Bagel thin (less calories than a regular bagel)
Salt and Pepper
A little bit of non-fat milk
1 slice Havarti cheese
1 slice mortadella
4 cucumber slices, extra slices for garnish
Pam Cooking spray for frying
Toast the bagel to your liking. While the bagel is toasting, beat the egg with milk. Add salt and pepper to taste and beat until fully combined. Fry the egg mixture on a skillet coated with cooking spray. Place bottom side of the bagel on a plate and layer with a slice of Havarti, fried egg, mortadella and cucumber slices, finishing off with the top side of the bagel.
That’s all there is to a very tasty start to any morning…
What goes on your bagel?