Eastern European Jews brought bagels to North America in the late 19th century. Although bagels are considered "Jewish food", they have no religious significance. Bagels simply have been popular in Jewish circles for generations. Given bagels are prepared by boiling and then baking yeast dough, they have a doughy interior and a somewhat crisp exterior.
Onion Bagel Strips Recipe (Parve)
This kosher recipe for parve Onion Bagel Strips comes from the cookbook of Tamar Ansh, A Taste of Challah - A Comprehensive Guide to Challah and Bread Making. I just have one word - YUM!
About.com Video: How to Make Kosher Bagels
Rachel Edelman demonstrates how to made kosher bagels. Learn how to make your own bagels from scratch.