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not at all French but delicious: and why not French toast ?

Too much bread is thrown away these days. Thanks to Monsieur de France, discover some ways to reuse stale bread. For example French toast. Economical and absolutely delicious... You can enjoy it sweet or salty!


French toast... is not French 

The idea of soaking bread in eggs or milk is as old as the world since it was already eaten in ancient Rome. The idea of French toast is not French, even if, curiously, in the USA, it is called "French toast". It seems that the idea came from an 18th century American gentleman named Monsieur French, or that American cooks had the idea of adding the word "French",  so smart, to their recipe for bread dipped in eggs. That said, it is made in France in a delicious way and here is the recipe: 


Ingredients for 4 people: 


  • 6 large slices of stale bread 
  • 1/2 liter of whole milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 60 grams of brown sugar 
  • 15 grams of vanilla sugar 
  • 40 grams of butter (approximately). 



  1. In a bowl you first mix the eggs and the brown sugar, with a little vanilla sugar. 
  2. then add the milk and mix again. 
  3. you take two soup plates 
  4. In the first plate, pour the liquid you have prepared
  5. you dip each slice of bread on each side, they must be well soaked
  6. You put the soaked slice in the second plate
  7. In a frying pan, put a little butter and cook your French toast slices over low heat. 
  8. Sprinkle the slices with a little vanilla sugar to caramelize a little. 

Tips :

You can eventually add a little dark rum to the preparation. You can also add a little cinnamon and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. The French toast can also be a brioche. 

Pain perdu / Image par nelea33/Shutterstock

Image par nelea33/Shutterstock


And why not a salted French toast? 

Ingredients for 4 people 


  • 6 nice slices of bread
  • 1/3 liter of milk
  • 3 eggs 
  • Grated cheese 
  • some butter
  • A little nutmeg 
  • Salt and pepper 

The process 


  1. Spread your stale bread on both sides
  2. In a bowl, mix eggs with milk, add cheese
  3. Add salt, pepper and a dash of nutmeg. 
  4. Take two plates 
  5. In the first one you pour your liquid, and you dip your bread slices
  6. When you have soaked your bread on both sides, put it in the plate number 2
  7. You're going to cook them in butter, on low heat, adding a little bit of grated cheese on each slice. 

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Please excuse our translator. He didn't come today, he wanted to take some chicken eggs from a farm and the chickens attacked him... 

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Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme Prod'homme

Jérôme is "monsieur de France" the author of this site.