The French Cajuns call it Pain Perdu -- a slice of stale bread that would otherwise be "lost". Pain Perdu has humble beginings but once immersed in frothy eggs and dropped onto a hot buttered skillet, it emerges an edible delight!
2 Tablespoons orange juice
3 Tablespoons Brandy
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Juice of 1 lemon
Twist of the lemon peel
6 to 8 slices of stale bread
, crusts trimmed off
3 Tablespoons butter
Beat the eggs
in a medium sized bowl until they are light and fluffy
. Stir in the orange juice
, and granulated sugar
. Mix well. Add the lemon juice
Cut the bread into triangles or anything you want. Soak the bread
in the egg goo
that you just mixed up.
Melt the butter
in the skillet
. Remove the bread from the egg goo
and fry the pieces until they are lightly browned on both sides, kinda like french toast
but not really. (About 3 to 4 minutes)
Remove and drain on paper towel(s).
Sprinkle the bread with powdered sugar