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    Santa Fe (Railroad) French Toast

    Santa Fe (Railroad) French Toast. Photo by Shelby Jo

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    25 mins

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    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!

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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)



    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Position rack in middle of the oven.
    2. 2
      Arrange bread in a single layer in a baking dish.
    3. 3
      Whisk together cream, eggs and salt and pour over the bread.
    4. 4
      Soak bread, turning once, until most of liquid is absorbed but bread is not falling apart, about 2 minutes.
    5. 5
      With a slotted spatula, carefully transfer soaked bread to tray.
    6. 6
      Heat 1/2 inch oil in a heavy skillet over moderate heat until registers 325 degrees.
    7. 7
      Fry bread 3 or 4 pices at a time, turning once, until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes per batch, maintaining 325 degrees.
    8. 8
      Transfer to paper towel to drain briefly then arrange in a single lager on baking sheet.
    9. 9
      Once all bread is fried, bake toast until puffed, about 4 minutes.
    10. 10
      Dust with confectioners sugar and serve with syrup or honey.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 10, 2014


      Oh so yummy! This made an awesome, wonderful breakfast- thanks so much!

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    • on March 06, 2010


      This is a fantastic recipe! I loved it. I used wheat bread and added about a 1/2 tsp of nutmeg. It is so rich and wonderful tasting, thanks for the recipe!

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    • on September 14, 2008


      This was yummy! I never have heard of a method like this one. It worked quite well. A few pieces of the french toast did taste just a tish bit oily, but after i doused it in syrup I didn't notice, lol. I used some thick texas toast for my bread. Worked great! It was a great Sunday breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

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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

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