Need some Bagel Breakfast Sandwich inspiration? Learn how to make a Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich with eggs, American Cheese, tomatoes, and onion over a chewy New-York style bagel! An egg and bagel sandwich you will want any time of the day!
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Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
The Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich is a bagel sandwich you won’t forget! These breakfast sandwiches are the best and super easy to make!
The secret to Manhattan Bagels is the boiled, oven-baked chewy bagels! So, to make the BEST bagel breakfast sandwiches you need a good New-York style bagel. I’m talking the fridge section bagels or your local coffee shop bagels, not Thomas’ Bagels or any kind that are sold on the shelf next to hamburger buns, the real New York Bagels! If you can get your hands on Lender’s Bagels or Finagle Bagels in the fridge section of grocery stores then get them! I also, find that the freshly baked bagels in most major grocery stores are also good options. That being said, the better the bagel the better the sandwich!
Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
My sister lived in New York City and has raved about the Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich made from egg whites that were speckled with black pepper and topped with fresh tomatoes and onions. That made me recommence the sandwiches in New York back when we lived in Buffalo. I was inspired to recreate the Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich from eggs and tomatoes! Lenders were the bagels I choose this time around because there likely to be in most grocery stores and the cooking began…
To recreate the Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich, I used a whole egg (what am I supposed to do with the yolks?) American cheese, freshly sliced tomatoes, and thinly sliced onions. That’s it folks and the result?
I don’t know if a breakfast sandwich can get any better! I’m not even a tomato fan when it comes to eggs but this bagel sandwich is AMAZING! The tomato and onions are so much healthier than bacon, butter and all the other greasy toppings but yet you’re not missing out on any good flavors! By the way, I’m a bacon lover too but trust me with the tomatoes here!
Eggs for Breakfast Sandwiches
The bagels are everything and a moist egg patty will matter just as much. If you need to whip up enough eggs for a crowd invest in this egg pan to bake up a batch of 6 egg patties at one time! I used a non-stick skillet to make my egg patties this time and even went the extra mile to make them perfectly round by cooking them up in an empty canned chicken tin for the sake of photos, but that’s completely unnecessary, it’ll still be as good without the perfect shape.
Another important tip in making the eggs for breakfast sandwiches is the black pepper. I used a generous amount of ground black pepper for each egg patty and some salt. The pepper not only speckles the whole egg but gives lots of morning flavor! Last but not least you can fry your eggs in butter or oil. I used oil. There you have it all my tips and suggestions in recreating the perfect Bagel Breakfast Sandwich! Now please make this ASAP and thank me later! It was rated 10 of 10 from my little people and we devoured these quickly!
Have you tried any Manhattan Bagels? Give me some ideas to recreate your favorites!
How to Make a Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich:
Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
- non-stick skillet
Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwich:
- 2 bagels (toasted)
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp oil
- 2 slices American Cheese
- 1 tomato (sliced)
- 1/4 onion (sliced)
- salt and pepper to taste
How to make Manhattan Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches:
- Pre-heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat (3-4 minutes.) Add the oil and swirl. Crack the eggs in and reduce heat to medium-low. Break the yolk and season with salt and pepper.
- Once the eggs start to set (1-2 minutes) flip and continue to cook for another minute. Turn off the stove and top with American Cheese. Let sit on hot warmer until cheese melts.
- Meanwhile, toast the bagels. Place the eggs onto the bottoms of the bagels. Top with a slice of tomato, a few onion pieces, and the other half of the bagel. Enjoy!
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What kind of Bagels are best for a Manhattan Bagel Sandwich?
The best Bagels for breakfast sandwiches are the classic flavors! Choose from the everything bagel, plain, onion bagels, and sesame seed bagels! I used plain Lenders bagels to recreate a New York style bagel sandwich right at home!
How do you make eggs for a breakfast bagel sandwich?
- To make eggs for breakfast sandwiches you want to use a pre-heated non-stick skillet.
- Pour 2 Tbsp of oil into the pan and swirl around. Crack 2 eggs into the hot skillet and generously season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium-low heat until eggs set (1-2 minutes.)
- Flip eggs and cook for 30 seconds. Turn stove off and top with American Cheese. Leave on hot warmer for the cheese to melt.
- Place onto a toasted bagel and top with desired fillings.
How do you make eggs for a crowd?
If you need to whip up enough eggs for a crowd invest in this egg pan to bake up a batch of 6 egg patties at one time!
How do you make the perfect round egg in a skillet?
I used a non-stick skillet to make my egg patties this time and even went the extra mile to make them perfectly round by cooking them up in an empty canned chicken tin for the sake of photos, but that’s completely unnecessary, it’ll still be as good without the perfect shape.
If you really want to impress your guests or need a photography egg tip, use a round metal biscuit cutter or empty can tin (that’s opened on both sides) to crack your egg into. Once the egg starts setting carefully remove and finish cooking your eggs by flipping.
What toppings are best on a bagel for Breakfast?
Eggs or egg whites are essential in making a breakfast egg sandwich. Here are helpful add-ins to give you some morning ideas!
Breakfast Meats: bacon, ham, sausage, turkey-sausage, turkey-bacon, pork roll.
Vegetable Breakfast Add-ins: fresh spinach, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed bell peppers, freshly sliced tomatoes, avocados, sliced onions.
Cheeses: American cheese, Cheddar cheese, swiss, provolone, Havarti.
Other Add-Ins: salmon, cream cheese, salsa, hot sauce, mayo, butter.
Where do I buy New York Style Bagels?
The best way to buy New York Bagels is at a local Coffee Shop or the fridge section of major grocery stores. Look for bagels in your bakery section at your local grocery store too. You want chewy bagels with a glossy semi-firm shell. Those will be the best bagels especially after they’re toasted. Off-the-shelf bagels deliver a different taste and are not as dense and chewy as a good cafe-style bagel known as a New York Style Bagel.
The bagels sold in the fridge section or freezer section of grocery stores are there for a reason. They need to be kept fresh whereas Thomas’ bagels or other off the shelf bagels can sit days on the shelf. Texture and taste are everything when it comes to bagels so pay the extra dollar and look for fresh bagels!
How can I make my breakfast sandwich leaner?
To make healthier breakfast sandwiches opt for a better-for-you oil like avocado oil and make egg white patties rather than frying up a whole egg. Healthy veggies can be used instead of meaty add-ins like bacon or sausage.
Tips for Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches:
- Get refrigerator bagels or pick up some freshly baked bagels at a local coffee shop or grocery store. Use the best!
- Toast your bagel!
- Don’t overcook your eggs! Use egg whites for a healthier and leaner egg sandwich.
- Sprinkle each egg patty with a generous amount of black pepper and some salt.