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Pain Perdu II

Pain Perdu II

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Pain Perdu is a special New Orleans-style French Toast. The most tender version is made with wide loaves of French or Italian bread. Its great flavor comes from the orange brandy in the batter.

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  • Calories:
  • 426 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 68.1g
  • 22%
  • Protein:
  • 14.6 g
  • 29%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 267 mg
  • 89%
  • Sodium:
  • 611 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
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Reviews

Beth S.
19
1/1/2006

I made a version of this recipe for New Year's morning and it was such a hit. Instead of orange brandy and orange zest, I used Grand Marnier and clementines with day-old challah bread. In addition, I created a sauce using freshly squeezed juice from the clementines, Grand Marnier, powdered sugar, and maple syrup. This was an extrememly rich, complex-tasting french toast with minimal preparation involved. This paired perfectly with mimosas!

CASAMORROW
17
3/21/2004

I thought this recipe was great. I didn't have any oranges on hand for the orange zest, but used a little orange extract instead and that worked just fine. Only the next time I make this I will probably decrease the amount of sugar to 1/4c. I like my french toast with syrup & it made it just a little to sweet with the 1/2c sugar as indicated in the recipe. I made an orange flavored syrup to serve on top of the toast. It was YUMMY!!!

BLONDIENEG
11
8/16/2008

This was a very flavorful alternative to regular french toast. I only used 6 pieces of white bread so I halved the other ingredients as well, but found that the bread was really dry. I ended up mixing up the remaining amounts and adding them to the shallow pan. After about 5 minutes I flipped the bread pieces and let them sit for another 5 minutes before putting them on the grill. Just awesome! I also did not have any oranges to make the zest, but the flavor was still exceptional!