Do you ever feel like you’re just sick of spending money? Not on fun things, like clothes at Target, but rather annoyingly expensive things like gas, food, and heat? This annoyance sparked the notion of a pantry cleanse, which let to these bagel chips (in case you find it difficult to follow my train of thought, let me explain).
If you read this site with any regularity you’ve heard me mention Gentiles Market which is in Newtown Square, PA. If you are lucky enough to shop there you will find yourself among a multitude of old Italian couples who still just speak Italian. Maybe they go to the grocery store for meat but everything else you need (if you cook like an Italian) is in this store. Besides TONS of cheap produce you’ll get olive oils, eggs, milk, and breads. They don’t have 100 calorie packs of Oreo thins, but that is why I love it so much! No, Gentiles isn’t paying me for this.
Long story short, I hadn’t shopped in two weeks and if I was going to continue the pantry cleanse, I needed staples. I allowed myself only one store to shop in (and it won’t take you two guesses). I had to get creative with snacks so I took home a big bag of bagels and figured I’d make some chips. Everything bagels are one of my favorites so I researched the method and put these together. SO GOOD. Mostly crispy but the occasional chewy part was my favorite – the flavor was delicious but no kissing for at least a few hours (unless the person you are kissing also ate the bagel chips).
Everything Bagel Chips
Makes 4-5 cups
4 plain or whole wheat bagels, thinly sliced horizontally*
1/4 c. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
1 tsp. garlic powder or dried minced garlic
1 tsp. onion powder or dried minced onion
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
*as thinly sliced as possible – should get about 5 slices per bagel
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and place sliced bagels next to one another on sheet.
3. Heat oil and garlic in saucepan until fragrant and sizzling – turn off heat and let sit while you mix the topping ingredients.
4. Mix seeds, powders and salt in a small bowl.
5. Strain garlic from oil with fork and then, using a pastry brush (or your fingers), cover surface of bagels lightly with oil.
6. Sprinkle with topping mixture to taste.
7. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove and place on wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for several days.