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That Other Breakfast Menu Star – French Toast

That Other Breakfast Menu Star – French Toast

breakfast menuFrench toast can surely be found on every breakfast menu across the country.  It shows up in classic form as well as endless delicious variations.  It is simple comfort food and often one of the first recipes that children learn to cook at home with their parents.

Like so many other dishes throughout history, French toast is a dish born out of a need to utilize everything and eliminate waste.  At some point a resourceful cook realized that stale bread becomes a new dish after you soak it in liquid and cook it again. The earliest known reference to a dish like French toast is in the Apicius, a collection of recipes in Latin that dates to the 4th and 5th centuries.  The recipe calls for soaking bread in milk and eggs, frying it and serving it covered with honey.

According to The Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink, the dish of soaked, fried bread was first referred to as French Toast in print in 1871.  The French call it pain perdu, or “lost bread,” meaning the bread is lost to staleness but can be made new again with moisture and cooking.  To this day pain perdu is a popular New Orleans breakfast dish.  In 1887 a recipe for American Toast appeared in the White House Cookbook.  It called for soaking and cooking bread in the same manner as French toast.

At The Original Pancake House we have four delicious versions of French Toast on our breakfast menu. We promise we don’t mind when you order it instead of pancakes!

Why Do We Love Brunch in Denver?

Why Do We Love Brunch in Denver?

There are a lot of great choices for brunch in Denver, including The Original Pancake House.  This long-standing social tradition is a favorite in the Mile High City.  What better way to enjoy a relaxing weekend than with a leisurely late meal and good company? Everyone knows that both the word brunch and the common… Continue Reading

Breakfast Restaurants Love Eggs Benedict

Breakfast Restaurants Love Eggs Benedict

We can all agree that no menu at breakfast restaurants is complete without Eggs Benedict.  This classic breakfast dish consisting of a toasted English muffin topped with ham, poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce has long been a standard of the American breakfast table.  But do you know where it came from? The true story of… Continue Reading

Celebrate the Delicious History of the Waffle

Celebrate the Delicious History of the Waffle

At The Original Pancake House we may pride ourselves on our namesake breakfast item, but we love the waffle just as much. We proudly feature the Belgian waffle, known for its crispy, deep pockets, in a number of delicious varieties.  Like many of our beloved culinary treats, the American love affair with this dish started centuries… Continue Reading

Are Omelettes the Best Breakfast in Denver?

Are Omelettes the Best Breakfast in Denver?

It’s no secret that omelettes are delicious.  Perhaps one might say they make for the best breakfast in Denver, or anywhere else for that matter.  We all know that this classic combination of fluffy eggs stuffed with fillings like cheese, ham and vegetables is delicious and nutritious.  What better way to start off your morning? … Continue Reading

Searching for Pancake Restaurants Near Me?

Searching for Pancake Restaurants Near Me?

How do you find new restaurants?  Do you ask friends for recommendations?  Or do you prefer to use technology?  If your browser history shows the search term pancake restaurants near me, or other similar searches, you’re not alone.  According to a survey of 1,000 American adults by RetailMeNot, 13% of the respondents use food and… Continue Reading

 

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