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Salmon and Caper Everything Bagel Strata

You will often hear that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Honestly, most people tend to be more inclined to believe that if their breakfast is boring.  If you suffer from boring breakfast or bland brunches, I’m here to help elevate your breakfast and/or brunch.  Let me assist you in taking it from just a thing to EVERYTHING with my Salmon and Caper Everything Bagel Strata.

Breakfast and Brunch

I am a HUGE brunch fan.  What’s not to love about good food, endless mimosas (if you are lucky) and hopefully some good conversation.  If you’ve been following me from the beginning you will see that brunchin’ is my thang.  If you are just joining and you’d like an instant replay, check out this post for some awesome brunch spots. I must admit, it wasn’t until I joined the military that breakfast became a regular in my everyday diet.  There is just something about living meal to meal with only a few minutes to eat that changes how you look at breakfast.  In my opinion, breakfast isn’t just about sustenance it is about the experience… the food…how it tastes…how it looks.  Before the stay at home order for COVID-19, I was planning a brunch party for my friends and I.  Let’s face it, after this is over we will all need a mimosa, some good food and face to face conversation.  I started planning my brunch and since I have extra time on my hands, I started perfecting my menu.  My first attempt at my Salmon and Caper Everything Bagel Strata was a success.  If you too are a brunch lover, this is a must have in your brunch bunch.

Salmon and Caper Everything Bagel Strata

I am a huge fan of the everything bagel as I am sure most people are.  I mean even Trader Joe’s has an everything but the bagel seasoning.  If you are going to go all out with a bagel strata, my thoughts are why not include everything.  I love a good lox bagel and I wanted to capture the essence of that in this recipe.

A Lox bagel is a bagel with smoked salmon, cream cheese and capers

My husband is not a huge fan of any baked egg dishes, so basically breakfast casseroles are not his thing.  I will say however, he did enjoy it so that should speak volumes as to how deliciously yummy this is.  Moving on to my next group of taste testers…the kids.  They loved it too and ran into the kitchen over and over asking for more.  It officially receives the kid approved stamp.

The Recipe

When making this recipe, I only allowed my strata to chill for 30 minutes.  Remember that anytime you are baking a dish that has been chilled, allow the dish to return to as close to room temperature as possible.  This will prevent your baking dish from shattering in the oven.  Lastly, I sprinkled Trader Joe’s everything but the bagel seasoning on top.  If you do not have that in your pantry, give you bagel a gentle shake over a paper towel.  Everyone knows, that everything bagels get everywhere lol.  Use those loose toppings to sprinkle on top of your strata.

AuthorMettleForkCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time1 hr

Ingredients
 2 tbsp Butter
 2 Everything bagels
 3 oz Sliced smoke salmon
 4 Eggs
 2 cups Milk
 1 cup Ricotta cheese
 1 cup Parmesean cheese
 2 tbsp Capers
 ¼ tsp Salt and Pepper

Directions
1

Melt butter in a microwave safe dish and add to a 9x9 baking dish. Be sure to coat all sides and bottom of dish evenly.

2

Take two everything bagels and tear them into pieces, next place them in the baking dish.

3

Cover the everything bagels with sliced smoked salmon pieces, capers and parmesan cheese then set aside.

4

Next, Mix the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and ricotta cheese together in a mixing bowl.

5

Pour wet ingredients evenly over the bagels and press down with a spoon to ensure all bagels are moistened.

6

Cover and chill for 2-24 hours.

7

Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the center is set.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 2 tbsp Butter
 2 Everything bagels
 3 oz Sliced smoke salmon
 4 Eggs
 2 cups Milk
 1 cup Ricotta cheese
 1 cup Parmesean cheese
 2 tbsp Capers
 ¼ tsp Salt and Pepper

Directions

Directions
1

Melt butter in a microwave safe dish and add to a 9x9 baking dish. Be sure to coat all sides and bottom of dish evenly.

2

Take two everything bagels and tear them into pieces, next place them in the baking dish.

3

Cover the everything bagels with sliced smoked salmon pieces, capers and parmesan cheese then set aside.

4

Next, Mix the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and ricotta cheese together in a mixing bowl.

5

Pour wet ingredients evenly over the bagels and press down with a spoon to ensure all bagels are moistened.

6

Cover and chill for 2-24 hours.

7

Bake at 350F for 40-45 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the center is set.

Salmon and Capers Everthing Bagel Strata

I hope you enjoy this salmon and caper everything bagel strata. I know I’m looking forward to making this for my upcoming brunch party with my friends.

This dish is MFing good…MettleForkin’ Good