Pain Perdu II11 Reviews
- Prep: 10 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 20 min
“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.” - by stevefenton
Original recipe yields 12 slices
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (4 total)
- 426 cal
- 9.3 g
- 68.1 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (11)Rate This Recipe
"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..." See more 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!"
"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 probab..." See morely 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!!!"
"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 mixi..." See moreng 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!"
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