Cooking Louisiana  -  French Toast
Pain Perdu, Lost Bread or French Toast... all names apply! French Toast is a great breakfast treat for all. The kids love it because it's a little sweet. French Toast was the one of the common uses for stale bread as was bread pudding. French bread is also used.


4 slices of stale white bread, or you can use regular fresh bread, just leave it out for an hour or so.
2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. sugar
2 pinches of salt
Pinch of Nutmeg (Optional)
Sugar or Powdered Sugar
Margarine or Butter


In a shallow bowl, large enough to fit a slice of bread, add the eggs, milk, vanilla extract, sugar, nutmeg and salt. Mix well as you would scrambled eggs.

Heat a skillet on medium fire and add 1 tsp. margarine or butter. Lower fire to med-low.

Take bread a slice at a time and lay it in the egg mixture. Wait about 10 seconds and flip it over, soak another 10 seconds. Take slice out and put it in the skillet. Let it cook about 30 seconds and check to see if it's lightly browned (be careful not to burn it). Flip it over and brown then remove. Note: Timing depends on how hot the skillet is while cooking.

Sprinkle a little sugar over it.

Add a tiny bit of butter to the skillet before cooking each slice.

Lost bread can be served as is, with syrup and any preserves. Breakfast sausage or bacon also fit's the dish well.