Pani indorau, also known as pai n’dorau in Sardinian, is a quick and simple treat from the island.
It’s a recipe designed to reuse leftovers, and in particular to avoid wasting stale bread, transforming it into a delicious dish.
You can have it for breakfast or as a snack, or use it as bread during a meal.
This recipe is for the classic, savoury version of pani indorau, but for those with a sweet tooth, try substituting salt with sugar for an irresistible sweet version!
To prepare pani indorau, first beat the eggs in a large bowl and add a little salt.
Pour the milk into a second bowl, dip the stale bread slices in it, wetting both sides, then dip them in the whisked eggs.
Heat the extra virgin olive oil in a pan and cook the bread slices on both sides, turning them midway through cooking, until the surface turns golden.
Serve the pani indorau slices hot with the ingredients of your choice (local cold cuts and cheese, for example).