The origins of the bagel can be traced to the Jewish communities in Poland and Germany in the 16th century, and the modern bagel has been a staple breakfast item for many generations. New York, Montreal, or any style… we love them! And we think there is only one thing that could make them better: Lifeway Farmer Cheese. Easy to spread right out of the package, our smooth and creamy probiotic cheese belongs on every bagel. In this Savory Breakfast Bagel recipe, we add the cheese to a hearty mix of scrambled eggs, sautéd mushrooms, and a garlic aioli. It’s a mouthwatering meal you won’t want to miss.
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- 3-4 eggs
- 1/4 cup Farmer Cheese
- 1 cup mushrooms
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1/2 cup garlic aioli
- Bagels of choice (we used everything seasoned bagels)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- In a bowl, scramble 3-4 eggs, salt and pepper to taste, and farmer cheese.
- Over medium heat in a medium sized pan, pour in the scrambled eggs, and let sit for 4-5 minutes. Fold the eggs in half and cook for 4-5 more minutes, flipping halfway through.
- In a different medium sized pan, add in sliced mushrooms and sauté until soft. Add in balsamic vinegar and cook for an additional 2-4 minutes.
- Toast bagel, Top with cooked Farmer Cheese Egg, sautéed mushrooms, and garlic aioli. Enjoy!