In New Orleans, pain perdu is a local variation of French toast. It is made from leftover New Orleans-style French bread. The bread resembles a French baguette, but has a crunchier exterior and a lighter interior. It is eaten for breakfast in New Orleans. It is also commonly called 'lost bread' around New Orleans as well. Instead of wasting old or stale bread, the bread is dipped in a milk and egg wash and then fried. Therefore, preventing the bread from being lost.