French toast | preparation


French toast topped with fruit, butter and cream, served with maple syrup.

Slices of bread are soaked or dipped in a mixture of beaten eggs, often whisked with milk or cream. Sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla are variously added to the mixture. The bread is then fried in butter or olive oil until browned and cooked through. Day-old bread is often used, both for its thrift and because it will soak up more egg mixture without falling apart.[18]

The cooked slices may be served with sugar or sweet toppings such as jam, honey, fruit,[19] or maple syrup, or served as a savory dish with ketchup or another sauce.


According to the Compleat Cook (1659) as quoted in the OED, the bread was dipped in milk only, with the egg mixture added afterwards.[20]

Alternatively, the bread may be soaked in wine, rosewater, or orange juice, either before or after cooking.[21][22]

Other Languages
Alemannisch: Arme Ritter
asturianu: Picatostes
български: Пържена филийка
Boarisch: Bofesn
Deutsch: Arme Ritter
Ελληνικά: Αυγόψωμο
español: Torrija
Esperanto: Pankuko
euskara: Torrada
français: Pain perdu
italiano: French toast
עברית: פרנץ' טוסט
Nederlands: Wentelteefje
Pälzisch: Arme Ritter
polski: Torrija
português: Rabanada
Simple English: French toast
српски / srpski: Prženice
українська: Солодкі грінки
West-Vlams: Klakoars
ייִדיש: אייער ברויט
粵語: 西多士
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