Lox

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Lox
Breakfast, Lunch
Lox on Bagel, Atlanta GA.jpg
Lox on bagel
Place of origin:
United States
Region or state:
New York, New Jersey
Main ingredient(s):
Lox, cream cheese, bagel
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Lox
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Lox
 
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Lox
Breakfast, Lunch
Lox on Bagel, Atlanta GA.jpg
Lox on bagel
Place of origin:
United States
Region or state:
New York, New Jersey
Main ingredient(s):
Lox, cream cheese, bagel
Recipes at Wikibooks:
Cookbook Lox
Media at Wikimedia Commons:
Wikimedia Commons  Lox
Lox and cream cheese sandwich

Lox is a fillet of brined,smoked, salmon. Traditionally, lox is served on a bagel with cream cheese, and is usually garnished with tomato, sliced red onion, and sometimes capers, which diners may or may not opt to add to the bagel. Outside of the New York area, cucumbers are sometimes added.[1][2][3] Some American preparations of scrambled eggs or frittata include a mince of lox and onion.

Etymology[edit]

The word lox is derived from the German word for salmon, lachs, which may ultimately derive from the Indo-European word for salmon, *laks-.[4] The word lox has cognates in numerous European languages that also derive from one of the Indo-European languages.

Similar products[edit]

Other similar brined and smoked fish products are also popular in delis and fish stores, particularly in the New York City boroughs, such as Sable (smoked cod), smoked sturgeon, smoked whitefish, and kippered herring.

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