Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins
Pain Perdu is a special New Orleans Style French Toast. The most tender version is made with wide loaves of French or Italian bread. It's great flavor comes from the orange brandy in the batter. -- by Stephanie Fenton
- 5 eggs
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- 12 slices white bread
- In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, milk, brandy and orange zest. Beat until thick and foamy. Pour mixture into a shallow pan. Soak bread slices in the mixture for 1 to 2 minutes on each side until they are thoroughly soaked through.
- Heat a griddle or frying pan over medium heat. Lightly spray griddle with cooking spray. Cook the bread slices 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until golden brown. Serve hot.
This was a very delicious French Toast dish. I followed the recipe as written and didn't make any adjustments or changes, and we all thought it was very good. We served it topped with maple syrup. Thank you for sharing your recipe, RavynLoony. Made for 2009 Fall Pick-A-Chef.