*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                          Orange-Sesame Pain Perdu
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Creole                           Main dish
                 Eggs                             Cheese
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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       8    Eggs
     3/4 c  Milk
       3 ts Grated orange rind
     3/4 c  Orange juice
       1 ts Vanilla
       8    Bread slices,French/Italian
       2 tb Sesame seeds
       2 tb Butter
            Orange rind strips (opt)
            Confectioners' sugar (opt)
            Preserves (opt)
            Syrup (opt)
   1. Thoroughly blend eggs, milk, geated orange rind, juice and vanilla.
   2. Pour half the egg mixture into buttered 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
   3. Place bread slices in egg mixture (trim larger slices to fit or use
   smaller slices to fill in).
   4. Pour remaining egg mixture over bread; cover dish and refrigerate
   several hours or overnight.
   5. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon sesame seeds over soaked bread slices.
   6. In large skillet over low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter; cook 4 bread
   slices, seeded side down, until lightly browned, about 7 to 9 minutes.
   7. Sprinkle with half the remaining sesame seeds; turn and continue cooking
   until lightly browned on other side.
   8. Repeat with remaining toast.
   9. If desired, garnish with orange rind strips and serve hot with
   confectioners' sugar, preserves or syrup (optional).
   NOTE: Pain Perdu, or lost bread, is an economical egg dish; use stale
   French bread that you may otherwise discard. Creoles relish this
   crisp-coated treat as a breakfast of brunch dish. It’s often served in the
   Latin Quarter with a warm cup of cafe au lait.
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