Believe it or not, French toast isn’t an American invention, and despite its name, it’s not even a French invention either! The earliest known reference to a dish similar to what we consider French toast was found in a Latin recipe dating back to the 4th or 5th century BCE. The simple formula, bread dipped in a mixture of eggs and milk and fried, has proven itself to be timeless, and universal too -- every country seems to have its unique take on this brunch staple.
In France, French toast is actually called pain perdu, which translates to “lost bread” because it’s a great way to use up a loaf that is on the verge of going stale in a very tasty way.
As the French say, bon appetit!
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