A cherished part of Athens is its array of beloved restaurants. One of them is everyone’s favorite: Bagel Street Deli. There is really no way to go wrong with any “bagelwich” on the menu. Making your own bagelwich is absolutely doable, however, it may pale in comparison to other things on the menu, like the $1 “Big Pickle” or an “Oweo,” making your own bagelwich is absolutely doable. Whether the Athens hOUmesickness is hitting or there is no bread in the pantry other than bagels, being able to make your own bagelwich is ideal for any meal of the day.
Your choice of bagel
1 or 2 Eggs
Milk or heavy whipping cream
Salt and pepper
Other desired toppings
Step 1: Use butter or non-stick spray to coat pans.
Step 2: In one pan, start to cook the bacon. Two pieces per sandwich works best, but feel free to adjust the amount as desired. Keep an eye on it until it is no longer pink and at the preferred crispiness.
Step 3: Next, crack one or two eggs into a bowl. One egg is usually enough, but make however many the heart desires. Add in a heavy splash of milk or heavy whipping cream and whisk until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
Step 4: Pour the egg(s) and milk/heavy whipping cream mixture to the second pan. Add in the desired amount of shredded cheese, salt, and pepper.
Step 5: Put bagel of choice in the toaster for the preferred amount of time. Once it is done, use the knife to put the desired amount of cream cheese on one or both halves.
Step 6: Wait until the egg(s) starts to bubble a little on the top and then flip it over. It should be done when both sides are a little bit golden brown. At this point, fold it over once and cut it in half with the spatula. Then, cut it in half again hamburger style.
Step 7: Now, add the egg, bacon, and anything else you would like to the bagel.
Step 8: Enjoy your at-home bagelwich.
Although it will never match the goodness of Bagel Street Deli, this bagel sandwich can suffice when you are missing Athens.