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Melba the Thin Toast

Melba the Thin Toast Rounds

Melba Toast was actually invented because a woman (named Marie Ritz) complained she could never find toast "thin enough"!

"It was 1897 when, concerned about her stylish figure, the talented opera singer Miss Nellie Melba sent the famed Parisian chef Auguste Escoffier back to the kitchen. Her complaint was that her bread was much too thick."

The Thin Toast

Old London Melba Toast Wheat

Note: It is of our very humble opinion that Old London All Natural Melba Wheat Toast is the most healthful pre-made Melba Toast in brand names.

Melba toast is a very dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast often served with soup and salad. Many enjoy it topped with cheese or pate - this is where calories and fat enter the picture but topping it with cheese actually makes it a great combination for a complete protein source. Use reduced fat cheese to cut some of the fat and calories while maintaining protein.

Melba Toast Nutrition Nibbles

  • low in fat
  • low in cholesterol
  • low in calories
  • a good source of the mineral manganese
  • good for those on low sodium diets due to the availability of unsalted versions

Melba Toast is considered an ultimate energy food due to it's healthful carbohydrates.

The compact size of Melba toast, and the delicate cripsy-crunch makes it fun for appetizers, as well as toppings such as eggs, hummus, shrimp, mushrooms and smoked salmon.

Make Your Own Melba Toast

Melba Toast

Make your own Melba toast using very thinly sliced bread, flattened with a rolling pin.

Remove the crusts. If desired, mix herbs such as dill and thyme into butter and spread onto both sides of the bread.

Toast for about 15 minutes in a 350 degree oven, turning once, until your Melba toast is lightly browned.

P.S. National Melba Toast Day is March 23

Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.

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