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