Interesting topic. I always thought S.O.S. was chipped beef and the other was hamburger gravy. But here is a little ditty that telegraphers will know:
three dot, four dot, two dot, dash,
they serve it in the army and they call it hash.
To keep the cost of SOS down, and if you can find it, try using the Carl Buddig beef. It isn’t dried so no need to rinse salt out and has the same taste as the Hormel dried stuff in the little jar. It’s also pretty inexpensive…so you can have SOS more often![:)]
Very nice Mark, wish I had that for dinner tonight. [:p]
Here is my version with sausage on two biscuits with a poached egg. Shredded hash browns are on the side.
Went shopping and found this hidden on the shelves. I’ll use this in the future. On the back is a recipe for BBQ beef, which is this stuff mixed with sauce. That has to be pretty bad.
S***on a shingle during WWII was creamed chipped beef. There was no ground beef in any Island chow hall or fighting base. They obviously used the dried meat sent from the states. It was served altot and received the moniker Sos ’cause it got served often and sometimes had a look of,………well you know.
Most of us use ground beef today. Is todays chipped beef the stuff in a jar? Oh man does Sos taste great when you slice in half a croissant, lightly toast, some scrambled eggs on top and pour some freshly made sos all over! Just one more way to get a frog p…..d off!
My dad was in the ARMY and we ate SOS a lot as it was inexpensive and easy to make. We used hamburger only!!! I’ve had it in many chow halls all over the world and almost always it was made with hamburger.
By the way I also love sausage gravy on biscuits. Made with the same recipe excepting the meat.
Big Ugly Mich
I thought that was stroganoff. Shows what I knows.
Hey I had it for supper last night, the Marine version. sure was good!!!!!!
It was chipped beef at Lackland AFB in 1959.
Me too, in 1959.
When I went through basic at San Antonio with the Air National Guard in 1964, SOS was a regular at breakfast with chipped beef. I liked it then and I like it now.
They also had cheese toast which I always enjoyed.
Paul E. Smith
We use to get the dried beef in #10 cans. Soak and drain in a copper then run it thru a buffalo chopper. Chow Jim
I’m with you, Tara. That is how my Dad always made it, and that is what he called it. He said this is the way he had it served while in the Army stationed in LaRochelle, France.
However, while I was stationed in Germany, the SOS in the mess hall was made with ground beef…..[V]
So I guess this turns into a matter of opinion and personal experience. However it is prepared, it’s mighty good S**T !
Big Ugly Mich
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