French Toast Might Be Sweet In America, But Not In Other Countries

Despite its name, French toast didn't come from France. The sweet breakfast dish — which Americans love to dunk in syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar — is known by different names and recipes around the world and was invented long before France even existed. For example, in the UK the dish is called “eggy bread” and is served with ketchup. In Bulgaria and Croatia, French toast is eaten with prosciutto and cheese, while in Scotland it’s called “gypsy bread” and is eaten as a sandwich with sausage in the middle. French toast lovers in Italy serve it with cheese and ketchup, and those down under in Australia prefer their French toast with cheese and tomato sauce. Whatever way you like it — sweet or savory — French toast is a favorite that can’t be beat.