What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Cheerful Choices: Braunschweiger Swiss Bagel! Either you love braunschweiger, or you don’t. Personally, I like to think of it as French patè. Then again, I’m a Francophile. Sometimes I choose to blend braunschweiger with creamy, soft Neufchâtel cheese so I can smear it over a crusty baguette. The slightly smoky flavor goes well with a glass of red wine, especially at the end of the day. The secret to enjoying braunschweiger is to find a brand that appeals to your palate. For me, I prefer a brand that comes from Germany. It seems to be made from high-quality ingredients and never disappoints.
BRAUNSCHWEIGER SWISS BAGEL
1 egg bagel, sliced horizontally
2 ounces braunschweiger
1 slice Swiss cheese
1 red onion ring, thinly sliced
Fresh dill, for garnish
Lightly toast egg bagel. Place half of the Swiss cheese on bottom portion of bagel. Spread braunschweiger over top. Add remaining half of Swiss cheese. Top with thinly sliced red onion ring. Warm slightly for 10 seconds in microwave. Garnish with fresh dill. Serve immediately.