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Bagel Chips

By Mariealicerayner @MarieRynr
Bagel Chips 
What I am showing you today is not so much a recipe as it is a technique, although I will certain give you a tasty recipe that you might want to make at the end!  Bagel Chips.  These crisp delicious crisp snack breads are so simple to make and you will find that they come in handy all year round, especially if you are entertaining!  I would probably even go so far as to say that if you have these in the house, you got a party in the making! 
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All you need for them is a bag of bagels (use your favorite kinds) some kind of fat for spreading on them, and a seasoning sprinkle.  Today I did them three ways so I could compare the taste.
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I did a batch with olive oil, a batch with sunflower oil and a batch with softened butter.  All three I used the same Italian garlic seasoning on.  Can you guess which was the tastiest to me?  No surprise there  . . . butter.   As you can see they also got a bit crisper with the butter as well.
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You will want your bagels to be a bit stale as they will be easier to slice thinner the harder they are.  Use a serrated knife. I got about 5 slices from each bagel.  I don't recommend using cinnamon raisin ones as the raisins will burn, but I can't think of another kind that wouldn't work well.
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Just brush them well on both sides with your preferred fat/oil.  Then sprinkle with seasoning.   I used Garlic Italian today, but seasoning salt would work well . . .  your own herb mixture.  Whatever floats your boat. 
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I had my oven temperature at 230*C/425*F/ gas mark 7, which worked very well.  They took less than five minutes at that temperature.  Be careful not to slice them too thin as they will burn if they are too thin.
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Try to brush the fat on as evenly as you can  . . . so you don't get pale spots, that is where butter worked better than the other fats . . . it actually spreads whereas the oils tended to soak into spots, even though I was using a brush and brushing it over top.
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The thinner ones are crisper, but all are quite nice  . . .
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Kind of like bagel shaped melba toasts.  Crisp and ready to spread with your favorite spread . . .
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I highly recommend this Smoked Salmon Spread which is really popular around here during the holidays, but its also nice for your summer get-togethers!  It was something I often made when I worked at the Manor!  You can buy smoked salmon off cuts for this without a problem. They are perfect for such a dish. I always get my smoked salmon here. Its the best.

Smoked Salmon Spread

Yield: Makes 2 cups
Author: Marie RaynerServe this delicious spread with breadsticks, crackers or slices of toasted baguette.  Deliciously different!

ingredients:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (340g)
  • 1/3 cup dairy sour cream (40g)
  • 6 dashes of Tabasco sauce
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 3 spring onions, white and green parts, thinly sliced
  • 3 TBS capers, rinsed and drained
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
  • 3 TBS chopped fresh dill, or 1 TBS dried dill tops
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • fresh dill to garnish

instructions:

How to cook Smoked Salmon Spread

  1. Put the cream cheese, sour cream, Tabasco sauce and lemon juice in a food processor. Blitz to combine. Add the spring onions, capers, salmon, chopped dill and pepper. Pulse to blend. Scrape into a serving bowl. Garnish with the dill and serve chilled or at room temperature. Fabulous!
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What more can I say, but these are incredibly moreish.  Especially the butter ones.  I find myself wondering now what if I made cinnamon toast ones?  And served them with a cream cheese dip  . . .  hmmm . . . sounds tasty . . .  the wheels are turning! 
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