1/1 Photo of Santa Fe (Railroad) French Toast
Galley Wench's Note:
People have been making fun of the railroad for years, but no one jokes about their legendary French Toast. The train might have run late, but when indulging in a breakfast like this, who cared? I realize the cream adds calories, but suggest that you resist the temptation to use milk! It's worth the extra time on the treadmill! NOTE: Besure to use stale bread otherwise you're french toast may be soggy!
My Private Note
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- 6 slices firm white bread (day old, I use leftover sourdough) or 6 slices challah, 3/4 inch slices cut in half diagonally
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Position rack in middle of the oven.
- 2Arrange bread in a single layer in a baking dish.
- 3Whisk together cream, eggs and salt and pour over the bread.
- 4Soak bread, turning once, until most of liquid is absorbed but bread is not falling apart, about 2 minutes.
- 5With a slotted spatula, carefully transfer soaked bread to tray.
- 6Heat 1/2 inch oil in a heavy skillet over moderate heat until registers 325 degrees.
- 7Fry bread 3 or 4 pices at a time, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes per batch, maintaining 325 degrees.
- 8Transfer to paper towel to drain briefly then arrange in a single lager on baking sheet.
- 9Once all bread is fried, bake toast until puffed, about 4 minutes.
- 10Dust with confectioners sugar and serve with syrup or honey.
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Nutritional Facts for Santa Fe (Railroad) French Toast
Serving Size: 1 (98 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 378.5
- Calories from Fat 253
- Total Fat 28.2 g
- Saturated Fat 15.5 g
- Cholesterol 293.0 mg
- Sodium 493.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 21.0 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 2.0 g
- Protein 10.3 g