|This was my sandwich on April Fool's Day....white cream cheese|
|Unlike my son's Bagel and Lox which I dyed green.|
I dyed my husband's cream cheese orange as an April Fool's joke.
My husband surprised me the other day by being in the mood for Bagels and Lox. After all, he hails from Colorado, not exactly the bagel capital of the world. But I thought it was a great idea! Where do the best bagels come from? I think they come from New Jersey but then again, I am biased.
I bought the bagels seen in the photo from a local supermarket. Since then I have attempted to make my own bagels. They were not bad. I still prefer the ones from Hot Bagels in Fair Lawn...crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside..and hot! (Fair Lawn has a large Jewish community, well at least it did when I lived in New Jersey. So Fair Lawn had the best bagels. Hopefully, they still do.) Pair that with a cup of hot coffee and you have a breakfast made in heaven. Those bagels are so good, you don't even need the cream cheese.
|Hot Bagels straight from the oven|
|Bagels and a "schmear" of cream cheese|
3 large bagels (fresh or toasted) split in half
4 ounces of wild smoked salmon (Vita has wild smoked salmon which is healthier)
1 small sweet Onion sliced thinly
1 large tomato sliced thinly
1 tablespoon capers
Freshly ground pepper
Softened cream cheese (room temperature)
Spread the bottom bagel halves with cream cheese. Place capers on top of the cream cheese. Divide the salmon into three parts and place each portion on each bagel bottom, on top of cream cheese. Add the onion slices and tomato slices. Finish off with freshly ground pepper and serve.