Talk about good! This dish would be perfect for breakfast and brunch. Pain Perdu means lost bread in French and is a local New Orleans favorite that pops up on a lot of brunch menus.
Prep Time:15 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
4 tablespoons Creole or whole-grain mustard
8 to 12 slices French bread, each about 1/4-inch thick
1/4 pound Mortadella, thinly sliced
1/4 pound Genoa salami, thinly sliced
1/4 pound Provolone cheese, thinly sliced
1/4 cup heavy cream
Freshly ground white pepper
4 tablespoons butter
Spread the mustard on each half of bread. (You may be able to make up to 6 sandwiches, depending on the size of your french bread.) Layer with the cheese and meats on one half, then top with the second half of the bread. Press lightly together. In a shallow mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together. Season with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Dip 2 of the sandwiches into the egg mixture, coating evenly. Fry in the butter until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and slice horizontally. Serve warm with a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar if desired. Repeat the process with the remaining butter and sandwiches.