Contact: Suzanne M. Holroyd or Marie A. Casey at Casey Communications,
Inc., 314/962-0944, or Dee Wetzel at Schnuck Markets, Inc., 314/994-4608.
May 28, 1997
Bagel Tips from Schnucks
Cool bagels then store at room temperature in a plastic bag.
After buying your fresh bagels, you can slice them and place them in
a plastic freezer bag. The bagels can be stored in the freezer for
several months. When you are ready to eat them, put them directly into
the toaster from the freezer.
If uncovered bagels become stale before they're eaten, rejuvenate them
by dampening lightly with water and they'll toast like new.
Follow your taste buds when it comes to spreads and toppings for
bagels. Typical toppings include cream cheese, butter, jelly and lox.
Be creative! Choose from any of Schnucks' new cream cheese flavors or
use bagels as a basis for deli and breakfast sandwiches. If you prefer,
skip the topping and enjoy the bagel's delicious baked-in flavor with
To Toast or Not to Toast
The choice is yours! Bagels can be warmed in the toaster, halved and
laid under a broiler, warmed in a low-temperature oven or eaten at
room temperature. Be wary of the microwave. It tends to toughen the
bagel's delightful chewy texture.
Making Bagel Chips
Slice bagels into very thin rings and then chop the rings into smaller
pieces. Arrange the "chips" in a single layer on an ungreased baking
sheet. Bake until "chips" are browned and crisp. If desired, sprinkle
with plain, onion or garlic salt; parmesan cheese; or cinnamon just
before you take them out of the oven. Bagel Tips from Schnucks Page Two
Saute bagel crumbs in butter and herbs, mix with grated Parmesan cheese
and sprinkle over cooked green vegetables. Make a savory or sweet pie
crust by combining bagel crumbs with butter and seasonings, pressing
the mixture into a pie or quiche pan, and baking for about 10 minutes
at 400 degrees. As an alternative, spice the crumbs with cinnamon and
nutmeg for a yummy topping for hot cereal or ice cream.
A Bagel For Baby
Many doctors recommend giving a teething baby a bagel to chew on.
To prevent crumbling, allow the bagel slice to become somewhat stale
and stiff to prevent crumbling.