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New Orleans pain perdu


Pain perdu It is similar to a French toast. The French who arrived to Louisiana from Canada brought this recipe with them.


8 sli bread (day old French bread, thick slices)
3⁄4 c milk
2 egg (beaten)
1 T confectioner's sugar (plus some more for dusting)
1 c strawberries (washed, stems removed, sliced)


Whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar, orange juice, and vanilla extract in a shallow bowl.

Dip the slices of bread into the milk and egg mixture so that the bread soaks up some of the mixture.

Heat a little butter on a skillet until it melts.

Fry the soaked bread pieces until golden on one side; about 2 minutes.

Turn the bread over and fry the other side until also golden, about 1-2 minutes more.

Place two slices of pain perdu on each plate with some sliced strawberries on top. Dust with confectioner’s sugar and serve.

Total time
20 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
4 servings
  • A plate with New Orleans pain perdu.


Pain perdu was originally flavored with orange flower water.

New Orleans, Louisiana, cuisine

easy, comfort
desserts, breakfast
Louisiana food recipes
Food in U.S.A