My brothers and I went to my sainted mother’s house this weekend to do a lobster boil; (clams and shrimp too) and just picked corn cooked on the grill. My brother, the retired Navy Chief, started getting all misty eyed remembering chipped beef in Chief’s mess. We had just finished breakfast (cheddar and garlic sausage, scrambled eggs with sauteed onions and portobella mushrooms with fresh dill and rosemary) with homefries, finished off with Dunkin Donuts when he started telling us about his love for chipped beef. I’ve never had it so couldn’t share this tender moment but I always thought it was something that you got as a bad school lunch. I can’t tell if this is really a dish worth trying (do you make it or buy it?) or if it’s somthing like Spam that people know is really a horror show on a plate but eat it to demonstrate their willingness to laugh at death. (For those of you who like Spam, no offense meant – at least it’s not lutefisk.)Fred
Here’s a thread re: chipped beef from a few years ago, including my recipe for making it.