Growing up Jewish, bagels were a staple in our house. Still are. But not these perfectly uniform, flavorless kind you find in the super markets. No. My grandparents used to get the best, authentic bagels from Chicago and bring them up every time they visited. They would stock my mom’s freezer to get us through until their next visit!
You haven’t had a bagel until you’ve had one from a mom and pop’s Chicago or NYC bakery, trust me.
“Everything” bagels have been around forever, but the seasoning that goes on top of them isn’t just great on bagels.
My family loves it on their eggs, on their pizza, on pasta, on potatoes…well, everything. Plain pepper is so yesterday.
I’m actually surprised spice companies don’t sell this. Or maybe they do, and I’ve never noticed?
Well, regardless. I don’t need to buy it, because I can just make it – and as much or as little as I want at a time. Seems like 1/4 cup lasts us anywhere between 1-2 weeks, depending how much I sprinkle on stuff. A little goes a long way.
This is seriously the easiest way to give your food new life!
- 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
- In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.