SO, ABOUT THE CHEESE. (I see the look on your face.)
Remember in Stories I told you I used the wrong cheese?
Well guess what.
I used the wrong cheese.
(“Is there a wrong cheese?” – 25 hundred million of you.)
And this is the thing, I know better. I know better! But it’s 2020 and I was distracted because I needed to wash my hair.
But first let’s look at this delicious mess.
Super simple! (I feel like I say that in every blog post under this picture every time ever.)
Speaker of ever, YES I SAW EVERMORE omgggggggggg. Except I keep wanting to call it Everlore. Which I just might.
This is one of those situations where you can prep it the night before, let it sit in the fridge overnight, then bake it Christmas morning. Or tomorrow morning. Or every morning. Everlore morning.
The bagels are junior size. Mini, smaller. WEE. If you can’t find them, you’re still a good person. Tear up two or three regular sized bagels and arrange them in a casserole dish (8×10 works), like ^^^.
Then you’ll whisk together the eggs, cream cheese, milk, everything bagel seasoning, and a pinch of salt. Looks like I added some of the grated cheddar in that. WE STILL NEED TO TALK ABOUT THAT.
I suppose now is as good a time as any.
Don’t use extra sharp cheddar. It won’t melt! It will not melt. If you use a regular cheddar cheese, it will melt soooo much better. I made this a time before shooting, and used a milder cheddar, and it was glorious. This time I used what I had, forgetting it was seriously sharp, and – well, yeah.
So, pour that eggy mix over the bagels, cover and let it chill in the fridge overnight! Six hours is fine, too. I’m breezy.
You’ll sear up five little breakfast sausage (maple syrup is totally the right decision in this life), then slice them up into small chunks and tuck them in the casserole. Look, I’ll show you.
See the little sausage tuckage?
We’re starting a band called Sausage Tuc- no? Oh. Wow, okay.
Top with REGULAR cheddar cheese and bake it into lovely submission. 30-45 minutes, until that cheese is browning and bubbly (not like mine), and the filling it all set and gorgeous.
It’s custardy, savory, cheesy, eggy, bagely, so perfectly flavorful with the chive and onion cream cheese + bagel seasoning. You will rightly SOB.
And those little pops of maple syrup breakfast sausage here and there? Girlfriend, please.
Christmas morning? New Year’s Day morning? Tomorrow or now or yesterday?
Yep yep yep.
Coffee buzz sold separately.
I mentioned the regular cheddar, right?