French toast is slices of bread that are soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs and milk or cream. These egg-coated bread slices are usually fried on both sides until they are browned, but we have created this wonderful baked casserole instead.
Pain Perdu, meaning "lost bread," is a French toast recipe. Much like Crème Brûlée Lost Bread, this dish is created with leftover, stale "lost" bread. Had it not been dipped in eggs and milk, then pan fried, the bread would have certainly been lost.
While basic boiled grits are perfect in their simplicity for breakfast, additional ingredients are often added to the grain at bigger meals. Here, ripe Creole tomatoes and cheese are used to give flair to plain grits.
This recipe is especially great the morning after major holidays when there is leftover turkey. You may wish to add leftover diced ham and roast to the turkey for added flavor. What a wonderful way to use leftovers!