French toast was created by medieval European cooks who needed to use every bit of food they could find to feed their families. They knew old, stale bread (French term "pain perdu" literally means lost bread) could be revived when moistened with milk and enriched with eggs. The traditional method of cookery was on a hot griddle prepped with a little fat (butter, oil). Quite like today.
"French toast" recipes exist in many countries and cuisines.The beauty of this simple dish is that it can be as basic or fancy as the cook pleases. "French toast" is most often eaten for breakfast, although some variations are enjoyed for dessert. It has also been incorporated into popular other dishes, such as the Monte Cristo Sandwich. Did you know if you go to France it is unlikely you will find “French toast” on the menu? That's because in France the dish is called “pain perdu”.
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French Toast With Bananas
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4 tablespoons butter
4 slices bread
2 teaspoons water
3 bananas, peeled and sliced
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
In a dish, whisk together, eggs and water. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium high heat. Dip bread into egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Using a fork, remove bread from eggs mixture, making sure to let mixture drip off. Place bread in hot skillet. Cook 2 minutes per side, until lightly brown. Repeat procedure with remaining bread. Set aside and keep warm while you prepare topping.
In skillet, melt butter over medium low heat. Once butter has melted, add light brown sugar, cinnamon, ground ginger and bananas. Stir gently. Heat through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Spoon over french toast. Serve immediately. Enjoy!