There was a period in my life when I ate an everything bagel egg sandwich every day. I frequented the coffee cart on my street so often, the guy working there would practically have them waiting for me. He鈥檇 always hand me my order with a serving of serious side-eye, but any embarrassment I felt would melt away as soon as I took that first magnificent bite. Despite my greasy breakfast habit, it wasn鈥檛 until years later that I had the idea for an everything-bagel-flavored frittata.

Everything Bagel Frittata Recipe

When it came to me, I felt like Raven Symon茅 having a vision. How could I not have thought of it sooner, especially since I鈥檇 spent all that time munching on egg and everything bagel sandwiches? Eggs with everything seasoning, plenty of cream cheese, and caramelized onions for good measure 鈥 there was no way that wouldn鈥檛 taste good. I鈥檓 not usually big on Frankenfoods, but this idea was one I could definitely get behind.

Everything Bagel Frittata Recipe

This recipe came together so easily, I have to believe it was destined to be. Caramelizing the onions takes a little while (about half an hour), but after you鈥檝e done that the rest is easier than your average omelet. One thing about everything bagels that I don鈥檛 love is the occasional inclusion of caraway or fennel seeds. I鈥檝e left them out of this recipe, but if you can鈥檛 imagine an everything bagel without them, then by all means add a teaspoon or two. Make it for your brunch crowd if you want to blow their minds, or make it for yourself when you鈥檙e having a mad craving for an egg and everything bagel sandwich.

Everything Frittata RECIPE

From Audrey Bruno, Brit + Co

(Serves 6-8)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon dried onions
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup cream cheese, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • chopped scallions, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Over medium heat, melt butter in an 8-聽or 10-inch non-stick skillet and add onions, stirring to coat. Stir every 5 minutes until caramelized, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a plate and wipe skillet clean.
  2. Meanwhile, combine dried onions, poppy seeds, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, and flaky sea salt in a small bowl. Set aside everything seasoning.
  3. Whisk eggs, 1/2 cup cream cheese, and half of everything seasoning until thoroughly combined. Over medium-high heat,聽coat the聽same 8- or 10-inch skillet in olive oil. Add half of reserved caramelized onions and stir into eggs. Cook until edges are set and eggs are slightly scrambled but still runny, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and top with remaining caramelized onions and everything seasoning and dollop with remaining cream cheese.
  4. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until eggs are puffed up and slightly brown on top, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate and garnish with scallions if desired.

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