French toast

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French toast with toppings.

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Etymology[edit]

First recorded use in 1660, in a recipe without eggs [1], in the current sense from 1870s [2]. The common French name for the dish is pain perdu ‎(literally lost bread).

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Noun[edit]

French toast ‎(uncountable)

  1. (uncountable, cooking) Food prepared by dipping bread into egg batter and frying.
    I'd like syrup on my French toast.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Robert May (1660) The Accomplisht Cook[1], page 176
  2. ^ Brendan Koerner (2003), “Is French Toast Really French?”, in Slate[2], archived from the original on 4 March 2016