The custom of brunch is increasingly gaining acceptance among Italian customers, becoming an indispensable must in weekly diaries and in the offer of bars and restaurants.
This combination of breakfast and lunch seems to date back to 19th-century English hunting trips, but the modern brunch tradition begins to spread in America in the 1930s. Just like bagels, soft donut-shaped sandwiches of Jewish origin, introduced in the United States by the Polish community and also widespread in Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany.
The bagel is perfect for brunch, typically served between 11:00 and 15:00, which combines cold cuts, cheeses, salads and fruit with the typical elements of a sweet breakfast.
Were you looking for a bagel recipe to offer in your establishment? We even give you two.
Bagels with green beans and salmon and bacon eggs
We talked about bagels, but what would brunch be without eggs?
With Combi Wave Smart you can even run two recipes at the same time.
Place half a frozen bagel and a handful of green beans on the Teflon-coated aluminum tray supplied with the Combi Wave Smart . Arrange the diced soft cheese on one half of the bagel and drizzle with a drizzle of oil and salt.
On the side, break two eggs into a bowl, add a pinch of salt and diced bacon.
We advise you to use an earthenware container to allow for optimal propagation of the microwaves which will be used in one of the cooking phases.
Cook bagels, green beans and eggs together by selecting the appropriate Combi Wave Smart Bacon Eggs recipe. By combining two of the three oven technologies, we will have a fantastic result: the microwaves will cook the green beans from the inside, as if they were steamed, and cook the egg evenly. Turbo-ventilating will then make bagels and green beans crispy, grilling the cheese.
Arrange the green beans on the half of the bagel with the grilled cheese. Complete the filling with smoked salmon and add chopped chives to the eggs before serving.
Bagel with Salmon and fresh cheese
Here's another typical brunch bagel recipe, with a Northern European inspiration.
Cut the bagel in half, fill it with smoked salmon and chop some of the chives.
Continue the filling with fresh spreadable cheese and the previously chopped chives.
Your bagel is now ready to go in the oven. You can use the tray supplied with Combi Wave Smart or place it directly on the grill, protected by parchment paper.
Close the door and start the cooking cycle of the specific bagel recipe by pressing the knob: one minute and 10 seconds will be enough!
Are you afraid that cooking in the oven could damage fresh ingredients? Don't worry: with microwave cooking it is possible to dose the internal temperature in order to give only a slight searing to the salmon, while the ventilation phase will toast our bagel for an exceptional result.
A couple of final tips: for bagels with salad we suggest using the iceberg variety, which has a natural resistance to high temperatures.
You can enrich the flavor and presentation of your bagel by inserting a diced tomato and avocado in the center hole.
With Combi Wave Smart you can quickly cook a complete brunch menu thanks to its 3 combined technologies, which allow you to heat, defrost, toast, fry (without oil!), boil and revive any food. Its compact dimensions and its integrated catalytic converter make it suitable even for small bars without an intake filtering system.
What are you waiting for to organize a brunch in your restaurant?