Turn your favorite bagel sandwich topped with smoked salmon and cream cheese into a simple meal that's perfect at brunch or dinnertime. Use store-bought pierogies to make it even easier. Recipe courtesy of chef Dale Talde for Mrs. T's Pierogies.
In a small bowl mix together the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, onion and salt. Set aside.
Bring two quarts of water to a boil. Add the frozen pierogies and heat until they float, 5 to 7 minutes; drain. Set aside.
In a large skillet, sauté the pierogies in butter. Turn occasionally. When the pierogies begin to brown, sprinkle evenly with the seasoning mixture. Continue sautéing until the pierogies are golden brown and crispy on the outside, 8 to 10 minutes. Reserve the pierogies.
In a medium bowl, add the cream cheese and water. Heat in a microwave for 20 seconds on medium-high then whisk. Repeat as needed until the mixture is warm, smooth, and saucy. Top the pierogies with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Serve immediately.