Bagels And Lox On Drugs

3 Sep

Seriously.  You are not going to believe how amazing this open-faced sandwich is until you make it.  Abe and I had one at the farmer’s market in San Francisco at Cap’n Mike’s and remade it two days later.  There is a version with lox and one without if you don’t care for lox – both are to die for.  Please make this.  You will be so happy.

Cap’n Mike’s Special Sandwich


4 slices of good quality sourdough bread (Cap’n Mike’s uses Acme Bread Co.)

Whipped cream cheese (enough to spread as much as you like on each slice of bread)

4-8 slices of lox (for a vegetarian sandwich, replace the lox with thin slices of golden beets)

8-12 slices of ripe plum tomatoes

12 slices of lemon (these should be very thinly sliced (1/16 of an inch or smaller, if possible), all seeds removed)



1/3 cup thinly shaved red onion (optional)

Lavender salt (if you cannot find lavender salt, grind 3 parts salt to 1 part lavender by hand in a mortar and pestel)


Spread cream cheese on bread.  Layer lox (or beets), tomatoes, lemon slices, capers, walnuts, and shaved onion (if using).  Lightly sprinkle lavender salt over the top. 


One Response to “Bagels And Lox On Drugs”

  1. arianne1220 September 4, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    That looks good! Abe, don’t tell Einstein Bagel about this!

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