Introduction: French Toast - Pain Perdu
In France we call French toast "pain perdu", which means "lost bread" because it is made with stale bread.
It's tasty, simple and prevents throwing away bread.
Step 1: Collect Ingredients and Utensils
There are hundred ways to make french toast, but for this instructable you'll need :
- stale bread
- oil or butter (to lubricate the pan)
- 2 hollow plates (one for the milk-egg preparation, one for draining slices)
- one normal plate (for cooked slices)
- one pan
- 2 forks (using 2 forks for taking slices is less messy ;) )
- wooden utensils
Step 2: Break Two Eggs
Break two eggs in the hollow plate.
Step 3: Add Milk
Add milk to eggs, try to get about the same volume for eggs and milk.
Mix with a fork.
Look the color and texture to know if you must add some more milk or not. It should be fifty fifty.
Step 4: Lubrificate the Pan
I've used olive oil but you can use anything else (another oil or butter). use a paper towel if needed.
Step 5: Dip the Slice
Dip the slice in the egg-milk mix.
Use forks to upturn it.
Let it soak a little bit, but not too much or the slice will tear apart.
Step 6: Drain the Slice
Using the forks, take the slice, drain it a little and put it in the second hollow plate to drain it a little more.
Step 7: Cook the Slice
Then cook the slice on two sides.
You want it to be browned.
Step 8: Repeat
Cook the remaining slices.
When you are comfortable, cook several slices at the same time.
If you are running out egg/milk mix, just break and egg and mix it with some milk.
Step 9: Enjoy
Today we had a great teatime snack ;)
Had what you want on slice, from sugar to maple syrup and enjoy ;)
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