My College Bagel with Cream Cheese, Onion, and Egg

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"This was something I grew up eating - and, have no clue where the idea came from. Maybe, it was what we could afford as a college student - LOX wasn't in our budget. But, it must of made an impression; because, I still enjoy it now and then. Also, only using half a bagel really cuts down on the carbs; and, egg is a good source of protein; so, this was a great "grab and go" breakfast on a busy day. Obviously, this isn't something I eat all the time; but, you can prepare everything ahead, so simply toast your bagel, and you are on your way. A nice morning breakfast."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (237.5 g)
  • Calories 298.5
  • Total Fat - 9.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 184.4 mg
  • Sodium - 585.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.6 g
  • Sugars - 5.7 g
  • Protein - 13.7 g
  • Calcium - 91.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 8.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Note: The cream cheese spread, onions, and eggs can all be made ahead; so, take advantage of that convenience.

Step 2

Cream Cheese ... Mix the cream cheese with the capers and olives. I like to use a mix of black and green; but, you could use one or the other. Note: If you can get the whipped cream cheese with onions and chives, it doesn't need to soften. But, I have found it isn't always available. Also, there are other brands other than Philadelphia; so, each brand is a bit different.

Step 3

Note - Red Onions: Some people don't like the strong flavor of onions. You can soak the red onions for 5-10 minutes in cold water, and it will take away some of the strong flavor. Then, just dry off; and, they can be store until ready to use.

Step 4

Bagels ... Use your favorite; I happen to love the "everything" bagel. The one that has all the toppings (sesame, poppyseed, garlic, onions, etc); but, use your favorite. I lightly toast mine.

Step 5

Finish ... Top your warm toasted bagel with the cream cheese spread, then a few red onion slices; and, finish with 1 sliced egg. Make sure to season with salt and pepper. It's easy, delicious, and a nice change from your classic bagel w/cream cheese - without much work. ENJOY!

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