Getting into everything

A few weeks ago, I recounted my childhood trauma with poppy seeds and how I overcame that hardship and enjoyed my first-ever everything Jersey bagel. Since it was such a success, I promised that I’d pick up some everything bagel seasoning and update everyone on how I liked it.

It’s been about a week, and I’ve already used it three times!

I used it first on scrambled eggs, thanks to my friend’s suggestion. The creamy eggs were the perfect canvas for the salty, garlicky seasoning, and it made for a quick breakfast. Success #1.

Next, I took advantage of a little boredom and made Everything Parker House Rolls, recipe courtesy of NYT Cooking. Although I love to bake, I’m still a novice when it comes to yeasty doughs (sorry, that was a gross way of putting that). But these rolls are easy to make as long as you have the time to come back to them every hour or so, after each resting period.

In this case, I used the everything rolls as buns for sliders. They wound up being a little too delicate for the job, but they were delicious on their own with some butter. And once again, the everything bagel seasoning proved delicious (and, in fact, I regretted not adding more). Success #2.

Lastly, I spent my Saturday morning making shortcut homemade bagels using the Greek yogurt hack (so it doesn’t take 12 hours). I used Skinnytaste’s recipe, and the bagels (half plain, half everything) came together in well under an hour.

These. were. wonderful. Don’t get me wrong—they’re no Jersey bagels. But the outsides still developed a crispy crust, and the insides stayed soft.

I enjoyed one with bacon, egg, and cheese, which was obviously delicious. I had the other with butter and raspberry jam, and I think it was actually better than the breakfast sandwich. The salty everything seasoning with the sweet jam was *chef’s kiss*.

These may just need to become a new weekend tradition when I can’t access my beloved Jersey bagels.

With success #3 in the books, I am officially an everything seasoning convert. I know I’m pretty late to the party with this one, but I’m a picky eater—I show up late for every food trend! If you’ve got other everything season recipes, let me know in the comments below or on Instagram @thepickyeaterchronices!

Published by Bethy St. John

Lifelong picky eater with a love for all things cooking. I'm a complicated woman.

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