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.
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!).