Several years ago, when The OC was first on our screens, after a couple of episodes which seemed to feature the bagel cutter in operation, we did the same. My sons both requested a bagel cutter (at that time they were not available from Amazon) and we decided to ask my husband to buy one on a trip to the States.
Amazingly, it is a kitchen gadget that we still use. So many novelty items are fun for a while, but then become a nuisance gathering dust on the kitchen work top. They are then discarded, either to be stored in the garage, or given to a charity shop. The bagel cutter has however, stayed the course, and it sits beside the toaster ready for use whenever anyone feels like a bagel!
So when I made my favourite Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Bagel, with herbs, I used the bagel cutter!
Of course there really is no recipe to give here. Once my bagel was sliced, I used cream cheese and a lovely piece of smoked salmon, I then added some chives and dill, a squeeze of lemon, and voila! I had a delicious (and quickly prepared) brunch.
The next day I decided on a toasted cinnamon and raisin bagel, again I used the cutter and lightly toasted my bagel. Just perfect with butter and a cup of coffee.
If you have teenage children who love The OC, or just love fun kitchen gadgets then I recommend the bagel cutter!
NB The Guillotine is sharp. I wouldn't let young children use this.
|My delicious bagel|
|The bagel cutter|
|Put the bagel in the slicer|
|The guillotone is put over the bagel|
|And your bagel is ready use|
|This is the cinnamon and raisin bagel|
Maybe slightly over toasted !