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Emeril's Pain Perdu with Fresh Strawberry Syrup

Treat Your Mom to a Sweet and Savory Breakfast Dish This Mother's Day

Mary Tyson enjoys a well-deserved breakfast prepared by Emeril Lagasse.
Cook Time: min

Celebrate Mother's Day like Emeril Lagasse with this sweet and savory breakfast dish, perfect for your deserving mom!


  • Fresh Strawberry Syrup, for serving, recipe here
  • 1 large orange
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
  • 8 slices Brioche or other sliced bread such as French bread
  • Cooking Directions

    Prepare the Strawberry Syrup and set aside until ready to serve.

    Grate the orange rind until you have about 1 tablespoon zest. Cut the orange in half and squeeze it. Mix 1/4 cup of the juice with the zest in a mixing bowl. Use the rest for another purpose.

    Add the eggs, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and vanilla. Whisk together to dissolve the sugar.

    Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Dip 2 slices of the bread into the egg-milk mixture, coating evenly. Fry in the butter until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Repeat until all the butter and bread is used.

    Sprinkle with toppings of choice, such as syrup, powdered sugar, or whipped cream. Serve hot.

    Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, copyright MSLO, Inc., all rights reserved

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: brioche, french bread, eggs, strawberry syrup, milk, butter, strawberry syrup

    Course: Brunch, Breakfast

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