Cookbook:Bagel Toast

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The bagel toast is a modern Israeli snack. A good bagel toast has a crispy outside, and is not mushy.


  • One or more slices of bagel with sesame seeds, sized to fit your grill
  • Brindsah cheese (or Feta cheese)
  • Sliced hard cheese
  • Sliced green olives
  • Corn
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • 1 sliced onion
  • Ketchup
  • Thousand Island dressing


  1. Cut the bagel in half.
  2. Spread the Brindsah cheese (or the Feta cheese) on the half bagel.
  3. Cover with several slices of hard cheese.
  4. Add the corn and the sliced green olives.
  5. Add several tomato slices and onion slices.
  6. Pour ketchup and Thousand Island dressing on top.
  7. Cover the bagel with the other half of the bagel.
  8. Pour more Thousand Island dressing on top of the bagel and put it into the grill.
  9. Activate the grill.
  10. Remove the bagel when all the cheese has melted and the outside is medium-dark brown and crispy, about two minutes.
  11. Eat immediately.

Serve with any combination of:

  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Pickles


Other toppings which could be used:

  • Mushrooms
  • Cream cheese
  • Hot Sauce