King Guava

Adapted by
February 2021
Yield: 1 bagel sandwich


Lemon Cream Cheese:
Lemon juice
Plain cream cheese
Shredded potatoes, soaked in water
Oil for deep frying
Guava Marmalade:
Guava, pureéd
To Assemble and Serve:
1 salt bagel, halved
1 fried over-medium egg
Crispy bacon (optional)


For the Lemon Cream Cheese

Add salt and a couple drops of lemon juice to cream cheese. Lightly whip to incorporate air.

For the Papitas

Strain potatoes, squeezing out as much water as possible. Place on paper towels to dry. Place potatoes in a deep fryer and fry for 4 minutes or until golden brown. Season with salt.

For the Guava Marmalade

Add guava purée to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a soft boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and add sugar. Continue to cook until slightly thickened and sugar completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Transfer to a nonreactive container and reserve.

To Assemble and Serve

Schmear Lemon Cream Cheese on both bagel halves. On one half, spread a generous amount of Guava Marmalade and top with fried egg, followed by Papitas and bacon (if using). Sandwich with the other half, slice, wrap in paper, and serve.