Rating: 4 stars
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Pain Perdu--literally "lost bread"--was a simple breakfast of day-old French bread dredged in beaten eggs and pan-fried in butter.

Jim Folse
Recipe by Cooking Light March 2004

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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

Recipe Summary

Yield:
8 servings (serving size: 2 bread slices and about 1/2 cup sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 7 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk. Arrange the bread slices in a single layer in a large shallow dish. Pour milk mixture over bread, and let stand until milk is absorbed (about 2 minutes).

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  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Arrange 8 bread slices in pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until bread is golden brown. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 2 tablespoons butter and 8 bread slices.

  • Combine 2 cups water, wine, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, and cornstarch in a large saucepan, stirring with a whisk. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1 cup (about 5 minutes). Remove pan from heat. Add fruit to pan, stirring well to coat. Serve sauce with bread slices. Sprinkle each serving with powdered sugar.

Chef's Notes

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Nutrition Facts

270 calories; calories from fat 26%; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 2.3g; poly fat 1g; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 40.9g; fiber 4.7g; cholesterol 16mg; iron 1.7mg; sodium 373mg; calcium 112mg.
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