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Finding a Delicious Solution for Lost Bread - It's the New Orleans-Style French Toast "Pain Perdu"

By January 2, 2008

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 Salmon Cake Photo"Pain Perdu" means "lost bread" in French. The French immigrants that settled in New Orleans spent a lot of time and effort making their famous loaves of bread, and when these sacred loaves went stale, and were about to be "lost," they were turned into the most incredible breakfast you can imagine. So you can taste this true "French toast," I've just posted a step-by-step recipe for pain perdu.

This style of French toast is not even close to the standard American "I'm late for work" version, which is usually a couple slices of thin white bread dipped in egg and fried. New Orleans-style French toast is much thicker, and is dipped in a custard batter before being lightly sautéed, and finished in the oven. The inside of the bread has a moist, bread pudding-like texture, and the outside gets crisp and golden. So, the next time you're about to lose a loaf of bread, find this great recipe.

French Toast Photo © John Mitzewich

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June 23, 2010 at 12:31 pm
(1) Leanne says:

My family and I live New Orleans, and we make it exactly how you say it, exept we do not bake lost bread. We do infact fry it. It tastes sweeter that way.

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