New Orleans French Toast (Pain Perdu)

New Orleans French Toast (Pain Perdu)

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 8 slices stale French bread (about 1-1/4 inches thick)
  • 4 large eggs - beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 dashes fresh nutmeg
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar mixed with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
In a large bowl combine the milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla and nutmeg and mix thoroughly. Soak the slices of bread in the custard mixture until they're thoroughly soaked.

Meanwhile, melt the butter in a heavy skillet and add the oil. When the butter and oil mixture is very hot, fry the soaked bread slices one or two at a time on each side, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and hold in a warm oven until all the slices are prepared.

To serve, Sprinkle with cinnamon and powdered sugar mixture just before serving. Serve with Louisiana cane syrup, a strongly-flavored honey or any good syrup of your choice.


Pain Perdu translates to "Lost Bread". It is very important that the bread be stale. You'll get a soggy texture otherwise.

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Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of New Orleans French Toast (Pain Perdu)?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 4 votes.


Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Jazzy (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

Great recipe! My 11 and 12 year old grand daughters said they were goooood!!! Thank you for posting this recipe.

Comment submitted: 7/11/2019 (#20806)



From Jackie 2.0
Rating (out of 5):  

Great recipe!

Comment submitted: 5/7/2013 (#15840)



From gp
Rating (out of 5):  

Fabulous with a topping of cream cheese blended with orange marmalade.

Comment submitted: 2/4/2010 (#9621)



From M-Rock
Rating (out of 5):  

Very, very good. Tasted like cinnamon rolls. Served it with fresh fruit (kiwi, strawberries, blueberries) I made it for my family on Mother's Day am. My 4-year old loved it, as did my sweetie.

Comment submitted: 5/11/2008 (#5244)





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