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Pain Perdu II

Rated as 4.59 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

20 m servings 426 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (12 slices)

Directions

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  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.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 426 calories; 9.3 g fat; 68.1 g carbohydrates; 14.6 g protein; 235 mg cholesterol; 611 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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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 addit...

Most helpful critical review

Try using vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar in the egg/milk mixture. To die for!

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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 addit...

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 ...

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 u...

I made this the other night when I was inebriated. Instead of 12 slices of white bread, I instead used 4 ribeye steaks. In place of all that sugar, I used salt and pepper. Then, I deep-sixed the...

Try using vanilla, cinnamon, and sugar in the egg/milk mixture. To die for!

Wow! I can't imagine eating french toast any other way now. So tasty even though I used triple sec for the orange liquer (not very authentic) I will try Grand Marnier next time like someone el...

I made this & it was a hit! I followed the recipe and it was wonderful. I'm not sure why people bother rating a recipe when they've change almost everything in it! A few things I can see..but o...

This was fantastic, I'm making for dinner tonight! When I first made it, my family requested it 3 days in a row! I ran out of orange liquor so once used orange extract (fantastic) instead. On...

I didn't have orange liqueur, so we used orange juice and I added a bit more orange peel (I used the dried kind). It was very tasty, good flavor, but makes more egg mixture than I needed persona...