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)
Makes 6 servings.
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