Santa Fe Railroad's French Toast

1 c. light cream (half & half)
4 eggs
3 slices bread cut 3/4” thick (I used French bread or sourdough bread from our bread machine)
¼ tsp. salt
Confectioners’ sugar
Vegetable oil

Cut firm homemade type unsliced bread into ¾ inch slices. Trim crusts and cut into triangles. Combine beaten eggs, cream and salt. Dip bread triangles in the mixture, allowing them to absorb as much custard as possible. Fry in about ½ inch vegetable oil pre-heated to 325 degrees. When one side is golden brown, turn and brown on the second side. Turn only once. Place on a shallow baking pan (a jelly roll pan is perfect for this) and allow to puff in a 400-degree oven for three to five minutes. Drain on paper toweling to absorb excess fat. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar and serve immediately with applesauce, currant jelly, honey or maple syrup. Add pork sausages, bacon strips, Canadian bacon or ham. Servers three, two triangles each.

The Santa Fe Super Chief train was renowned for serving their French Toast.