I’m always searching for new and inventive ways to enjoy breakfast, which is by far my favorite meal of the day. When it comes to breakfast foods I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but if I had to choose just one I’d probably pick a nice simple egg sandwich on a bagel.
The problem I always have with bagels and egg sandwiches though is that unless you pile tons of scrambled eggs between the two bagel halves you end up tasting more bagel than anything when you bite into your sandwich. Adding too many scrambled eggs to your sandwich also causes its own issue however when you start eating only to watch eggs fall out of the side of your sandwich and onto your plate.
“There has to be a better way!” I thought to myself one recent Saturday morning as I sat at my kitchen table and shot sullen glances between the pile of eggs on my plate and the toasted bagel where they resided a mere seconds earlier. Then it came to me, why not just cook the eggs, cheese and everything else INSIDE the actual bagel!?
I started off by hollowing out a couple bagels, and then filling them with a combination of beaten eggs, shredded cheese, chopped bacon pieces and diced red and green peppers. It took a little less than one egg to fill each bagel half, but that amount will totally depend on how big your bagels are and how much you hollow them out.
I then placed my bagels on a baking sheet and put them in my 350° oven for 15 minutes until my eggs were no longer runny. Don’t worry about toasting the bagels in advance either because the oven will take care of that as well.
Have you ever tried eating an egg and bagel breakfast sandwich in your car as you’re driving to work? No? Because I have and let me tell you, it’s an absolute disaster! Eggs everywhere! You know what isn’t a disaster though? Eating Stuffed Breakfast Bagels in your car! Seriously, this is the perfect solution to all my bagel and egg sandwich woes! I may never go back to regular egg sandwiches again!
JenniferSeptember 19, 2013 at 9:56 am (10 years ago)
Dude! Why have I never thought of that?! Gonna have to try this one.
NickSeptember 19, 2013 at 10:01 am (10 years ago)
Awesome! Let me know how they turn out!
VinnyOctober 24, 2013 at 10:33 am (9 years ago)
I am 100% doing this, this weekend!
LisaJanuary 28, 2014 at 8:39 am (9 years ago)
Nick, I make bagel breakfast sandwiches with scrambled eggs (mixed with bacon, onion, peppers, etc) and the eggs don’t fall out or squeeze out between the bagel slices. The trick is to scramble the eggs in a small bowl (or a glass measuring cup) and cook it in the microwave. I place in for 45 seconds then pull it out, flip the egg mixture over and cook again for another 30-45 seconds. The scrambled egg is cooked in one piece with the other ingredients. You can add the shredded cheese with the bacon, onions & peppers…but my kids love LOTS of cheese so I just place a slice of American cheese on the top. The heat from the egg melts the cheese smoothly and helps to keep the bagel and egg as one food item. Just let it cool slightly before eating otherwise the egg will ooze out of the bagel hole in the center. (I also place a piece of leaf lettuce for a more gourmet sandwich look and crunch.) My husband and teenage boys love this! Hope this helps.
NickJanuary 28, 2014 at 8:40 am (9 years ago)
Oh wow, I never really thought of doing it like that! Thanks for the tip Lisa!