- Bagels - check
- Cream Cheese - check
- Toaster or Toaster Oven - check
- Capers - check
- Onion - check
- Heaps of Black Pepper - check
What do we need to make this go completely over the top? Hmm,
- Leftover Salmon? - check
Bagels and cream cheese are pretty much staples in our house, as are onions; and well, capers never go bad - do they? These are things that we literally always have on hand. On occasion, there is some salmon from the night before and with very little coaxing this can become more delicious than it ever was in a dimly lit restaurant du jour.
Seriously, do capers go bad?
Everyone should have onions on hand. Amy: "Why are you buying onions? We have onions." Me: "What is this? Sour Cream? No, it's an onion. If we keep it long enough, it'll grow another one." I stockpile onions like it were the Great Depression, what are you going to do about it?
This is really Jersey Shore simple. Halve and toast the bagel. Spread some cream cheese on each side. Flake the salmon on top. Rinse the capers with water and cover the salmon well with them. Smother the whole mess with freshly cracked black pepper.