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tips for reheating a lot of frozen (sliced) bagels for a party

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memememe Dec 3, 2011 04:39 PM

I live in an area with no good bagels so had a friend pick up bagels for me in Boston. They were day old when I received them and really not as fresh as I had hoped, but since I now have 10 dozen, I had no choice...I sliced them and froze them and need to serve them at a party next week. My feeling is they would do best being toasted, but I obviously can't stick 10 dozen bagles in an electric toaster - any tips about how to best serve these bagels? I will be at a kitchen with 2 very large ovens and don't need to have all the bagels ready at once, but within a 20 minute time frame...

thanks.

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    critter101 RE: memememe Dec 3, 2011 05:31 PM

    You can defrost them, then put them on a tray under the broiler to toast. Just a warning...watch them carefully, they brown up quickly.

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: memememe Dec 3, 2011 05:38 PM

      instead of toasting the bagels, how about "reviving" them so they're more like freshly made ones?

      let the bagels thaw on the counter for 15-20 minutes, preheat ovens to 350F and line several large sheet pans with wire racks.

      pass the bagels under cool/cold running water for just a second (or give each one a quick dip in a bowl of water), shake off excess, and lay them out on the racks.

      transfer the pans of bagels to the ovens and bake for 10-15 minutes.

      if you want the bagels to be more "toasted," just crank up the oven temp.

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        memememe RE: goodhealthgourmet Dec 8, 2011 07:06 PM

        thanks!

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