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