I just found out what the french call FRENCH TOAST!
I'm telling you, people have literally asked me this question a dozen times (I can't imagine why, given that I just barely speak french!) and I always thought, "Ummm....". So! I just found out-- and it's a pretty awesome answer.
And why is this so awesome? Because literally, it translates to "Lost Bread", because the French often use left-over bread from the day before, once it has gone all chewy and hard, and make it into breakfast the next day.
Ha! I love it!
How did I discover this, you might ask? Because I'm going to make it tonight for dessert! Take a look at this picture...