French Toast - Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu

Pain Perdu a classic New Orleans French Toast
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: New Orleans
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 16 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 406kcal


Ingredients for Pain Perdu

  • 1 baguette day old
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbs. cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons. nutmeg
  • 3 tbs. light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbs. butter
  • 1 teaspoons. vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt


Instructions for Pain Perdu

  • Using a bread knife slice your baguette about two inches thick.
  • In a large bowl add two whole eggs, two cups of whole milk then add the sliced baguette to the wet mixture.
  • Add ground cinnamon, nutmeg, light brown sugar, vanilla extract and Kosher salt. Be sure to coat all baguette slices and let it sit for five minutes.
  • Using a large bottom heavy saute pan add butter and bring heat to medium high.
  • Add your baguette and let it cook for five minutes on each side.
  • Plate and pour maple syrup as desired.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 272mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 200IU