Breakfast Bagel Sandwich with Gochujang and Avocado

Posted on: October 2, 2022. Updated on: July 11, 2023.

by Carolina Gelen

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Your classic egg and cheese bagel sandwich with a spicy twist: add Korean gochujang chili paste to your cream cheese or mayo for a pleasant, savory, spicy kick. Rich cheesy eggs and creamy eggs avocado balance the flavorful cream cheese.

Breakfast Bagel Sandwich with Gochujang and Avocado

4.6 / 5. from 13

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Servings: 1 to 2
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon gochujang, to taste
  • 1/4 cup mayo or cream cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • A pinch of salt
  • Vinegar, to taste
  • 2 to 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced or mashed
  • A handful of grated cheese, such as cheddar or mozzarella

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayo or cream cheese, gochujang, garlic, a small pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vinegar, or more to taste.
  2. Add the eggs to a medium bowl and mix them using a fork. Dip the cut side of the bagel in egg, only enough to coat the surface. If easier, use a pastry brush to brush the bagel surface with egg. Dip each bagel half in sesame seeds. Press the bagel with your palm to get the sesame seeds to stick.
  3. Fry the bagel sesame seed side down, in a medium pan for 1 1/2 minutes to 2 minutes until the sesame seeds look golden brown.
  4. Cook the eggs to your preference, scrambled, fried, sunny side up, etc. Sprinkle with cheese on top.
  5. Assemble the sandwich: place the bottom of the bagel on a plate, spread the gochujang mayo or cream cheese, add the eggs, avocado, salt and pepper, and any remaining gochujang mayo or cream cheese on top. Slice and serve.

Carolina Gelen

I speak 5 languages, but my favorite way to communicate is through the universal language of food. I translate food to be more approachable and accessible for the everyday cook. I didn't grow up with a lot, so I’ve always loved thrifting and finding a good sale. That also shapes my approach to cooking: I try to make most of my recipes as affordable as possible, and that is what my SCRAPS newsletter is about. Every two weeks I will send an exclusive recipe to your inbox. Subscribe to get full access to the newsletter and website.

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2 thoughts on "Breakfast Bagel Sandwich with Gochujang and Avocado"

  1. Chloé Kadyss says:

    Appetizing!

  2. Ilona says:

    That’s absolutely delicious, I added crispy bacon slices as well and it was a blast! Thanks for this recipe!