How to prepare a bagel

Ever since I was a little girl my Mom has always made us bagels this way. I just assumed it was the only way. Until I got older and ordered bagels at various restaurants only to be disappointed by the lack of butter involved. I realize there are far less caloric preparation techniques, however, in my mind this is the only way to make a bagel

Turn your broiler on high.

Take your bagel, cut it in half.

Grab the butter.

Apply generous squares of butter. Place your bagel halves in a foil lined baking pan.

Broil until browned.

Grab the cream cheese.

Apply liberally.


Ta Da! That took all of 5 minutes and beats the heck out of a toaster


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    Elisa Koranda says

    I make bagels like this, too! It is so yummy! We make it worse by making bagel sandwiches – we add ham, fried egg, and cheddar cheese on top and then throw it back under the broiler to melt the cheese!

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    Forgot to mention you can also make them in a skillet. Melt a little butter and brown them that way. The broiler is way less messy, but basically the same effect


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