Pastrami Filling

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes


    bagels each

Appears in

New York Christmas

New York Christmas

By Lisa Nieschlag and Lars Wentrup

Published 2017

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For the pastrami filling

  • 4 sesame bagels
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 8 small pickled cucumbers
  • 4 tsp hot mustard
  • 200 g (7 oz) pastrami (alternatively dry-cured ham)
  • 4 leaves oak leaf lettuce
  • 4 tsp mayonnaise (see recipe)


Slice sesame seed bagels horizontally and spread each half with butter. Heat a large frying pan and briefly toast the cut, buttered sides of the bagels.

Slice the pickled cucumbers lengthwise. Spread the bagel bottoms with 1 teaspoon mustard each and top with 50 g pastrami ( oz) each. Top with pickle slices and 1 large lettuce leaf. Spread the top halves with mayonnaise and assemble the two halves.