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!
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Position rack in middle of the oven.
- Arrange bread in a single layer in a baking dish.
- Whisk together cream, eggs and salt and pour over the bread.
- Soak bread, turning once, until most of liquid is absorbed but bread is not falling apart, about 2 minutes.
- With a slotted spatula, carefully transfer soaked bread to tray.
- Heat 1/2 inch oil in a heavy skillet over moderate heat until registers 325 degrees.
- Fry bread 3 or 4 pices at a time, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes per batch, maintaining 325 degrees.
- Transfer to paper towel to drain briefly then arrange in a single lager on baking sheet.
- Once all bread is fried, bake toast until puffed, about 4 minutes.
- Dust with confectioners sugar and serve with syrup or honey.