Easy Recipes for Yom Kippur Break Fast

Yom Kippur smoked fish break fast

Yom Kippur marks the final day of the “10 Days of Awe” following Rosh Hashanah and is considered the holiest day of the year in Judaism. Also known as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur requires followers to ask for forgiveness and abstain from work as well as any food from sunset on the previous night to sundown on the night of Yom Kippur. The fast, believed to cleanse the body and spirit, is observed by all but the sick and elderly. While there is nothing scarier than a room full of hungry family members, the traditional break fast spread of bagels and lox somehow makes it all worth it. In preparation for the holiday, our team has put together a few ideas for how you can break your fast this holiday season without spending the entire day cooking for your family and friends. Check out our quick & easy Yom Kippur recipes!

New York Lox, Eggs, and Onion

Smoked salmon, egg, and onion sandwich

First up on our list is an Acme favorite, the New York LEO (Lox, Egg, and Onion). A New York classic beloved from coast to coast, the Lox, Egg, and Onion bagel is a timeless breakfast staple and the perfect light & hearty meal for breaking your fast. Whether you wait until the following morning, or decide to have breakfast for dinner, you can’t go wrong with this no nonsense sandwich!

Hot Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sandwich

Hot smoked salmon sandwich

An easy twist on the traditional spread that’s perfect for breaking the fast is our Hot Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Sandwich! This bagel is a delectable blend of smoky, flaky, hot smoked salmon, held together with a generous schmear of cream cheese, tomatoes, and onions to round out the meal! 

The Whale

One big smoked salmon sandwich

If you’re entertaining and need a quick and easy meal to feed the whole family, consider The Whale! While it may not be easy to find an oversized everything bagel to create this massive sandwich, it can just as easily be split into 6+ individual bagels for everyone to enjoy. This Montreal (and New York) style sandwich uses both Nova smoked salmon as well as smoked whitefish salad, which melds together a diverse profile of flavors and textures. Top that off with tomatoes, onions, capers and of course cream cheese and you’ll have a meal fit for a king, queen, and whole royal family.

Dekalb & Sumner

Smoked salmon, sturgeon, and hot smoked salmon

For those in search of an even more diverse selection of smoked fish on their sandwich, we have the Dekalb & Sumner, courtesy of our friends at the Famous 4th Street Delicatessen in Philadelphia. This enormous bagel sandwich uses three different kinds of smoked fish; nova smoked salmon, kippered salmon, and sturgeon! We like to think of it as a smoked fish greatest hits bagel! All you need to finish off this creation is your favorite kind of bagel (we recommend multi-grain for this sandwich, but any option works!) as well as cream cheese, tomatoes, and onions. If you’re looking for a unique and filling meal to break your fast, you can’t go wrong with the Dekalb & Sumner!

Acme’s Finest

Smoked salmon, egg, and cucumber sandwich

A sandwich suited for breakfast as much as it is for dinner,, Acme’s Finest offers the best of both worlds. Stuffed with runny, over-easy egg yolks soaking into luscious smoked salmon and a bagel of your choosing. Top off this sandwich with cream cheese and a few cucumber slices for texture and you’ll have a sandwich that’s a refreshing end to your day of fasting.

The Top Trout

Smoked trout sandwich

Lastly, the rich & flavorful Top Trout takes the basics of what makes a smoked fish and cream cheese bagel so tasty. We turn it up a notch by replacing plain cream cheese with a horseradish version that adds a bit of extra kick, mixed with smoked trout, avocado slices, and a dash of tobiko to top it off. This bagel sandwich packs a punch and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Reach Out Today For All Of Your Smoked Fish Needs!

If you’re looking to stock up for Yom Kippur, you can find our products at a store near you using our store locator tool, or come down to Fish Friday to enjoy our products at unbeatable, wholesale prices! We look forward to seeing you and helping you create long lasting memories with family over good food. Have an easy and meaningful fast.

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  1. Bill Simkoff
    September 26, 2022 4:37 am

    Shanah Tova. You guys are great. Appreciate the holiday suggestions and wonderful enthusiasm. Keep it up and know that your fans are out here.

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