List of toast dishes

This is a list of toast dishes, comprising dishes that use toast as a main ingredient. Toast is sliced bread that has been browned by exposure to radiant heat.

Toast dishes

  • Avocado toast – mashed avocado on toast.[1] A variety of additional ingredients can be used.[1]
  • Beans on toast [2] – Today, baked beans are a staple convenience food in the UK, often eaten as part of the modern full English breakfast and particularly on toast (called simply 'beans on toast')
  • Bruschetta – an antipasto (starter dish) from Italy consisting of grilled bread rubbed with garlic and topped with olive oil and salt.[3] Variations may include toppings of tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese.
  • Cheese on toast – a snack made by placing cheese on slices of bread and melting the cheese under a grill.[4] It is a simple meal, popular in the United Kingdom.
  • Chipped beef on toast – typically consists of a white sauce and rehydrated slivers of dried beef, served on toasted bread.[5] It was a common dish in U.S. army mess halls during World War II, at which time it was ascribed the nickname "shit on a shingle".[6]
  • Cinnamon toast- buttered bread, covered in a mix of cinnamon and sugar, and toasted in an oven.[7]
  • Creamed eggs on toast – consists of toast or biscuits covered in a gravy made from bechamel sauce and chopped hard-boiled eggs[8]
  • Crostino – an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings[9]
  • Egg in the basket – is an egg fried in a hole made in a slice of bread[10]
  • French toast – bread soaked in milk, then in beaten eggs and then fried
  • Garlic bread – consists of bread (usually a baguette or sour dough like a ciabatta), topped with garlic and olive oil or butter and may include additional herbs, like chives. It is then either grilled or broiled until toasted, or baked in a conventional or bread oven.
  • Kaya toast – a well-known snack in Singapore[11] and Malaysia,[12] it is toast topped with kaya (coconut jam), a topping of sugar, coconut milk and eggs,[13] pandan, and sometimes margarine or butter. Crackers are also sometimes used instead of toast.
  • Melba toast – a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pâté
  • Milk toast – a breakfast food consisting of toasted bread in warm milk, typically with sugar and butter.
  • Ogura toast – a popular Japanese toast variety that originated in Nagoya's café scene in the 1920s. Ogura jam and butter are spread on thick toast.
  • Pa amb tomàquet – a simple and typical recipe in Catalan cuisine consisting of bread, which may or may not be toasted, with tomato rubbed on it and seasoned with olive oil and salt.[14] Various additional toppings may be added, such as cheese, anchovies and ham.[15]
  • Shrimp toast – a Chinese dim sum dish made from small triangles of bread, brushed with egg and coated with minced shrimp and water chestnuts, then cooked by baking or deep frying[16]
  • Soldiers – thin strips of toast; the strips that a slice is cut into are reminiscent of soldiers on parade. The toast is sliced in this manner so that it can be dipped into a soft boiled egg that has had the top of its shell removed.[17]
  • Toast Hawaii – an open sandwich consisting of a slice of toast with ham and cheese, and a maraschino cherry in the middle of a pineapple[18]
  • Toast sandwich – a sandwich made by putting a thin slice of toast between two thin slices of bread[19] with a layer of butter, and adding salt and pepper to taste
  • Tongue toast – an historic traditional open sandwich prepared with sauteed beef tongue and scrambled eggs,[20] it was sometimes served on buttered toast with a poached egg instead of a scrambled one.[21]

See also

  • Crouton
  • Fried bread
  • Isaac Toast – a chain of toast restaurants based in South Korea, with over 700 retail stores in South Korea
  • Killiney Kopitiam – a Singapore-based chain of mass-market, traditional kopitiam styled service cafes selling toast products (notably kaya toast), soft-boiled eggs and coffee
  • List of bread dishes
  • Sop
  • Toast point
  • Toast rack
  • Toaster pastry
  • Tostada (toast) – a term used in some Hispanic American countries to name several different traditional local dishes which have in common that they are toasted or use a toasted ingredient as the main base of their preparation
  • Ya Kun Kaya Toast – a Singaporean chain of mass-market, retro-ambience cafes selling toast products (notably kaya toast), soft-boiled eggs and coffee


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