French Toast - Pain Perdu

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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.

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Step 1: Collect Ingredients and Utensils

There are hundred ways to make french toast, but for this instructable you'll need :

  • stale bread
  • eggs
  • milk
  • 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.

Scramble them.

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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