The Bagel Supreme is my dad’s specialty, so I stole his idea for last week’s FBF. I agonized over this First-Day-of-Summer-Fancy-Breakfast-Friday because on the one hand, I had all the time in the world to make breakfast. On the other hand, I wanted to sleep in and be lazy. I bought a random assortment of ingredients thinking I could go with breakfast tacos or bagel supremes. In the end I went the Bagel Supreme route – breakfast tacos had already been done.
My dad’s recipe is a toasted bagel with scrambled egg, bacon and cheese. You can’t go wrong with that, but what if you don’t want to deal with making bacon? My answer to that problem was to buy pre-c00ked breakfast sausage and serve it both on the side and in the sandwich. (I didn’t have any because, yuck.)
The best part though was the grilled bagels. If you have ever camped or stayed in a ski condo with our friend Tony, you have probably had his fried bagels. When you are without a toaster, or unable to find the toaster in your ski chalet, his solution is to fry bagels in butter. The first time I had one, I thought it was the most amazing thing ever. The best part is, after he fries the bagels, he offers you cream cheese to have with your bagel. So decadent. Of course, I think the last time I had a ski vacation with Tony, it was 1999/200o and I had the metabolism of a someone in my “mid” 20s. Once I tried to get Dave to make them on a camping trip and he didn’t understand how much butter you really need. I was sad. Fried bagels have been in the back of my mind for a while. I don’t think I used a Tony amount of butter, but they were still good. Technically, I made grilled bagels.
For the bagel supreme, I brushed some melted butter on the bagels and then cooked them on our cast iron griddle. After I flipped them over, I smashed them a little with a pan.
Once the bagels were ready, I scrambled the eggs, and melted cheddar on top. Added some sausage and served with a little fruit salad. Delicious.