Arme Ritter in German (French Toast in English) is a traditional dish that can be traced back to the Romans. The antique cooking book De re coquinaria you can find this recipe:
„Zerbrich abgeriebene Siligenen (= Winterweizengebäcke), mache größere Häppchen, tauche sie in Milch, röste sie in Öl, übergieße sie mit Honig und serviere sie.“
The oldest Arme Ritter original German recipe was found in the 14th century in the book “guter spyse” (good food) that is quoted in the German dictionary of the Grimm brothers with: „snit denne aht snitten arme ritter und backe die in smalze niht zu trüge.“
In a German cook book from 1691 the German French Toast is called “Gueldene Schnitten” (golden slices) .
In England they are called Poor Knights of Windsor, USA French Toast, France pain perdu, and in Spain torrijas. Arme Ritter is great for the brunch, breakfast or as a sweet dish only.Happy Cooking!
Ingredients Arme Ritter Original Recipe (serves 4)
4 slices toast wheat light
¼ l milk
50 g butter
Cooking Instructions Arme Ritter Original recipe
- mix eggs with milk; let the bread slices soak in it.
- heat butter in a skillet, fry bread slices in the butter until golden brown on both sides.
- serve hot and sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar mix.