French Toast Bagels

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Some weeks seem to me more an enthusiastic suggestion than a recipe.  This is one of those weeks.

My husband, last week’s aforementioned New York Pizza snob, also has strong opinions on bagels.  I, alas, agree with him on this one.  Bagels, I have previously thought, were ok.  A little dry, but, you know I like my carbs and carbs which can withstand large quantities of jam… well that was really all I thought a bagel was good for. Then he took me to his favorite bagel bakery on Staten Island and I was converted.  I have now eaten a bagel plain, straight from the bag.  No jelly at all!

But we often buy more bagels than we can really eat when we travel up to Staten Island.  And it breaks my carb-loving heart when they get stale sitting on my kitchen counter.  Recently we went to one of my husband’s favorite breakfast places and I had a revelation.  They served me a french toast bagel! Dilemma solved!

And really, giving a slightly stale bagel the french toast treatment is something I highly encourage you to do!  Sweet and chewy and delicious!

French Toast Bagels

2 slightly stale bagels

1/4 cup milk (this is a rough estimate)

2 eggs

1/4 tsp vanilla

powdered sugar

 

Slice the bagels in half.

In a bowl big enough to submerge the half a bagel mix the eggs, milk, and vanilla.

Stir well.

You want to give each half a good soak.  This takes longer than your normal french toast as the bagel is denser and chewier.  I gave each side a count of 30 and then a few seconds extra for good measure.

Meanwhile, melt a little butter on a griddle or frying pan.

Cook the bagels on both sides until golden brown.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with some syrup.

Who doesn’t love a lazy fancy breakfast… or breakfast for dinner!

French Toast Bagels

2 slightly stale bagels

1/4 cup milk

2 eggs

1/4 tsp vanilla

powdered sugar

Slice the bagels in half.

In a bowl big enough to submerge the half a bagel mix the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Stir well. Soak each half for about 30 seconds per side.

Cook the bagels in a frying pan or griddle until golden brown.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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