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Pain Perdu (Original French Toast)

Pain Per­du, which in French means “lost bread,” is the orig­i­nal way to make what Amer­i­cans call “French Toast”. The French recipe is a lit­tle dif­fer­ent from Amer­i­can recipes. The French recipe is meant to revive stale bread, as a way to pre­vent waste. By soak­ing the bread in a sweet milk and egg mix­ture, and then pan fry­ing it in but­ter, “lost bread” turns into a deli­cious sweet treat! Pain per­du is won­der­ful for break­fast, or any time of day for a sweet snack.

Pain Perdu

Recipe

This is a very easy recipe. All you need is a pan.

You can use any bread for this recipe. The bread of choice is French coun­try bread, but any bread works (and it does not have to be stale!).

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Pain Per­du (the orig­i­nal French Toast)
Pain Perdu
Course Sweet snack
Prep Time 5 min­utes
Cook Time 3 min­utes
Serv­ings
slices
Ingre­di­ents
Course Sweet snack
Prep Time 5 min­utes
Cook Time 3 min­utes
Serv­ings
slices
Ingre­di­ents
Pain Perdu
Instruc­tions
  1. In a big shal­low dish, mix the milk, the eggs, the vanil­la extract, and the gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar. Place 4 slices of bread on the mix­ture. Soak each side for about a minute.
    soaking the pain perdu
  2. In a skil­let, with a lit­tle bit of but­ter, fry the bread, about a minute or two on each side, on medi­um-high heat.
    pan frying pain perdu
  3. Sprin­kle with gran­u­lat­ed sug­ar before serv­ing. Enjoy!
    Pain Perdu
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French Mom

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