Bagels aren’t just for breakfast anymore. With the right fillings, they turn the humble sandwich into a gourmet lunch.
The key to a delectable bagel sandwich is tempting ingredients. Buy premium meats, fresh veggies and quality spreads and cheeses. Making your own homemade spread gives it a personal touch and lets you adjust the flavors according to your preferences.
But the star of the show here is the bagel. Buy freshly made, preservative-free bagels whenever possible. Even day-old freshly made bagels are better than anything you can buy in a bag or the freezer case. To refresh a stale bagel, toast in a 350-degree F oven.