Breads & Rolls

Lost Bread

SUBMITTED BY: Susan Arcement

Butter for skillet
1 large egg
1-1/2 oz. evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 heaping tablespoons brown sugar
4-5 slices of stale bread


Some call it French Toast; others call it Pain Perdu. We grew up calling it Lost Bread. My mom told me when I was young it was called that because stale bread was used to make it that would otherwise be "lost" or thrown away. But whatever you call it, it sure tastes good on a cold morning!

Here is my recipe for this delicious treat. I've put measurements but really, when I make it, I just do it my eye, so feel free to add a little more or less to your taste.

Melt a couple pats of butter in frying pan while preparing ingredients.

 In a shallow bowl, such as a gumbo bowl, beat egg with wire whisk. Add evaporated milk, vanilla and brown sugar and mix well with whisk.

 When skillet is hot, dip a slice of bread in mixture with a fork.  Turn over and coat other side.  Do this quickly or bread will fall apart.

 Put bread on hot skillet and brown on one side, flip, and brown other side.