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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) .
The dish has many names:
In England it is called Poor Knights of Windsor, in the USA French Toast, in France Pain Perdu, and in  Spain Torrijas. Arme Ritter is great for  the brunch, breakfast or as a sweet dish only. Happy Cooking!

Arme Ritter Original Recipe

Ingredients Arme Ritter Original Recipe

(serves 4)
4 slices toast, wheat light
1 egg
¼ liter milk
2-3 tbsp butter
cinnamon, sugar

Cooking Instructions Arme Ritter Original Recipe

- Mix eggs with milk.
- Soak 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.

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 August 1, 2016  Posted by at 8:42 am Arme Ritter, Free Membership Recipes Tagged with: , , , ,

  One Response to “Arme Ritter Original Recipe – French Toast from Germany”

  1. The Armer Ritter I know when I was growing up was old Bread dunked in water, fried real crisp,and we put sugar on top.The word stand for poor Knight. And I am 72

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