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National French Toast Day

It only seems fitting that there is a National French Toast Day. It’s been a breakfast staple for many households and restaurants for a very long time.

French Toast is a thick, savory, sweet dish that has become a breakfast staple in the US. Read on to know more about it!

When is National French Toast Day?

November 28th every year is National French Toast Day.

National French Toast Day

FAQs

Frequently asked questions about French Toast Day are being served.

What are some names for French toast?

Various other names also know french toast. These include ‘German toast,’ ‘French-fried bread,’ ‘eggy bread,’ ‘Poor Knights of Windsor,’ ‘gypsy toast,’ ‘Spanish toast,’ ‘pain perdu,’ and ‘nun’s toast,’ etc.

When was the first recipe for French toast recorded?

The earliest recorded reference to French toast is Apicius, a collection of 4th-century Latin recipes. There, French toast is described as Aliter Dulcia.

It says, “slice fine white bread, remove the crust, and break it into large pieces. Soak these pieces in milk and beaten egg, fry in oil, and cover with honey.”

How do I celebrate National French Toast Day?

I would suggest that you celebrate the day by simply making some French Toast and celebrating with your loved ones.

As well as that, you can learn new recipes from your grandparents or online. Or, you can get creative by keeping the base ingredients the same but spicing or sweetening them up. Finally, you can celebrate National French Toast Day by encouraging people on social media to eat the dish for breakfast.

Fun Facts

During medieval, French toast recipes suggest that the meal was enjoyed by just the wealthy. They used expensive bread with crusts cut off, something a regular person couldn’t afford ever.

In Scotland, French toast is often served with sausage between two slices of French toast, thus eaten as sandwiches.

In the US, it is quite common for restaurants to serve French toast with powdered sugar, maple syrup, and butter.

Italian restaurants often make French toast by taking two slices of bread and embedding mozzarella in between them. Then it is dipped in whipped egg and fried in the typical fashion. They often top the french toast with tomato sauce and cheese as well.

Ketchup is served with French toast in Great Britain sometimes.

French toast can be traced further back to Ancient Roman times. In fact, among the original French names for the dish is le pain á la Romaine, which can be translated to “Roman bread.”

However, the Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink suggests that French toasts have their origins in French. There, it is known as “pain perdu” or “amerite” (translated to lost bread).

The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink is also credited with first using the phrase “French toast” in 1871.

Torrija is also a recipe similar to French toast prepared for Holy Week and Lent in Spain. Its recipe requires one to soak stale bread in wine with honey or milk and spices before dipping in beaten egg. It is finally fried with olive oil and served.

Although it is primarily a breakfast dish, French toast is also sometimes served as a dessert.

Unlike what you might think, stale bread is preferred for French toast over fresh bread.

French Toast Jokes

What does the best man at a French wedding do?
Make French Toast!!!

Did you hear about the fire at the bakery?
No one was hurt, but business is toast.

Why did the loaf of french toast break up with his girlfriend?
The relationship was crumbling.

Why does bread hate Southern summers?
The weather is too toasty.

Know why, whenever I am drinking milk during my breakfast, I raise a glass to my flour, egg, vanilla, sugar, and bread.
If someone asks me what all that was about, I say I was raising a French toast.

What did mama french toast say to her kids?
It’s way past your breadtime!

Why is the French toast team the best baseball team out of all toast teams?
Because it has a good batter.

Humor

At breakfast;
My wife: Honey, you forgot the French toast.
Me: Oops. Sorry. *raising glass* VIVE LA FRANCE!

I went to a restaurant that serves breakfast at any time, so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.

My grandma has this habit of putting toppings on french toast every time we have breakfast over at her place. She says toppings on toast make it taste butter.

I was surprised that the waitress knew what kind of french toast I wanted for breakfast. I guess she must have bread my mind.

Once Darth Vader went to a cafe for breakfast. He ordered french toast and asked the waitress to make it a bit on the dark side.

I got upset when I learned that my friend had eaten all the toast in the kitchen. My friend shouldn’t have done that because I am lack-toast intolerant.

French Toast Quotes

I don’t mean to brag, I don’t mean to boast, But I’m intercontinental when I eat French toast.
Mike D

There is a bright spot or two for the Spaniards. French toast has become freedom toast on the Air Force One breakfast menu, but the Spanish omelet is still a Spanish omelet.
Suzanne Fields

I once went out with this wild girl. She made French toast and got her tongue caught in the toaster.
Rodney Dangerfield

The things that you did with parents, whether it was spending every Sunday morning with your dad and eating French toast and watching Popeyes.
Leonardo DiCaprio

I can make the best French toast.
Peter O’Toole

Mondays, I sleep. I go in at ten, do my lift, and watch the game from the day before. Tuesday is off, but I go in, lift, and watch a film. Then I have French toast with my sister.
Ndamukong Suh

My mother makes world-famous French toast.
Nora Roberts

I’m not the bake-sale-mom type – though once in a while, I’ll make challah French toast for my sons.
Kelly Wearstler

Brunch, a meal invented by rich white chicks to rationalize day drinking and bingeing on French toast.
Caroline Kepnes

Even if I’m gone all day, breakfast is the one meal I always cook for my kids. I make French toast, oatmeal, or an egg burrito.
Gabrielle Reece

I love to make pancakes and French toast – vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free. And if it tastes good, I’m the proudest person in the world.
Toni Garrn

I love a good breakfast – grits and eggs, French toast, turkey bacon.
Tyler Perry

My idea of a perfect breakfast would be French toast with sausages and tea.
Sobhita Dhulipala

See National Day of Giving page.

Captions for Instagram

If it’s not french toast, it’s not breakfast.

Eat french toast for breakfast and shine all day.

Happiness starts with french toast.

Enjoy a taste of heaven!

My comfort food.

Made to perfection!

But first, french toast.

Bliss on a plate!

Perfect fuel to start my day!

Always in the mood for french toast.

Good food, good mood!

Bread to be perfect!

Healthy + delicious.

Made with love!

Hashtags

#nationalfrenchtoastday

#frenchtoast

#BreadLove

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