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Pain Perdu recipe

Pain perdu means means ‘lost bread’ inFrench. It is called such because it is a way to reclaim staleor ‘lost’ bread. This version of the French toast dish most likelyhails from New Orleans.

Recipe: Pain Perdu

2 large eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon orange juice
12 (1-inch) day old French bread slices
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil, (as needed)

  • In a medium bowl whisk together eggs,milk, vanilla, cinnamon, salt and orange juice.
  • Heat butter in a large, non-stick skilletover medium-high until melted.
  • Dip bread in egg mixture and cook in skillet2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden. Add more butter andoil as needed. Serve with fresh fruit and powdered sugar or maplesyrup.

    Makes 6 servings.

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