French toast is healthy. It's high in protein, fiber, sodium, selenium, and riboflavin. It is rich in other vitamins and minerals as well. Here is how the COMFORT KETO Keto French Toast Prepared and Served:
It is important to remove the crust of the right kind of low-carb bread before slightly par-baking the slices. Chef Janine soaks the low-carb bread slices in her special keto mix of coconut cream, heavy cream and vanilla extract. The low-carb bread slices are then coated with beaten eggs and cinnamon and par-baked. The COMFORT KETO Keto French Toast is then pan fried with coconut oil to perfect crispness.
She serves her French toast covered with all natural sugar-free syrup. She sprinkles the goodness with a little monkfruit sweetener. On the side, she serves a wedge of brie cheese, a keto breakfast sausage patty, a strip of bacon, and fresh strawberries.
Origins of French Toast
Most likely you think that French toast was invented in France. But is French toast really French? Let's dive into the origin of this intriguing brunch/breakfast comfort food.
First things first: The name...
There are many variations of French toast with other names: "Eggy bread", "omelet bread", "Bombay toast", "poor knights of Windsor", "Spanish toast", "German toast", "nun's toast" and "French-fried bread" are the most common.
It is widely believed that French toast was invented in the Middle Ages (before the 14th century) by impoverished European cooks --mainly French-- who had to use every bit of food they could find to cook with.
However, the original recipe goes way back. The earliest reference to a dish similar to the modern day French toast appeared in the 5th century Latin/Roman recipes collection called "Apicius". In the 14th century, a similar recipe called "Arme Ritter" --meaning poor knight-- appeared in Germany. This name spread across English and Nordic language speaking regions. In the 14th and 15th centuries, identical recipes appeared in France and Italy. In France, the dish was given the name "pain perdu" which means lost bread. To this day, pain perdu remains a very popular comfort food in France and worldwide.
In the 17th century, early settlers from England brought the recipe to America. In 1724, an American innkeeper in Albany, New York, by the name of Joseph French replicated the dish and named it "French Toast". The name French toast became so popular that it has come to be synonymous with France.
Secondly, the Recipe
This basic traditional version of this recipe requires 4 main ingredients: Milk, eggs, butter and bread --preferably stale.
During the Middle Ages even when stale bread was hard to come by, the cooks moistened the days-old bread with milk --if not revived into this dish the bone dry bread would otherwise be thrown away-- added eggs for extra moisture and pan fried it. And the classic French toast was born.
Some More Interesting Facts About French Toast
French toast in France is a dessert rather than breakfast, that's why they have it much sweeter than those made in other countries.
Rabanada, the Portuguese version of this dish, is served as a Christmas dessert in Portugal and Brazil.
In Spain, French toast is served as an Easter dessert called torrijas.
And the Spanish sometimes use Sherry wine in lieu of milk.
Each year on the 28th of November, Americans celebrate National French Toast Day.