Lost Bread

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!

5 eggs
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
Powdered Sugar

Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl until they are light and fluffy. Stir in the orange juice, brandy, and granulated sugar. Mix well. Add the lemon juice and peel.

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 and nutmeg.