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    Red face Sos !

    Good Morning, all! I just had a large helping of that old standby of the military...SOS! I Liked that stuff!

    I found some made by Stouffer's in the frozen food section at my supermarket. VERY good, but it didn't quite get the chow hall, early-morning goodness of the original.

    Now, C-Rats were an entirely different story!

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    Oh, I do love SOS. And yes, that is a good ready to eat package.

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    Iíve had the Stouffers SOS in years past, and it isnít half bad at all. Canít say I can put it away like I did decades ago, but its close to what the mess specialists put out that I loved so much.


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    It's really good with a hard boiled egg or two over biscuits. Creamed eggs and SOS.
    QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES?

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    One of the best things about an early go was the opportunity to chow at the Airman's dining hall. Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, SOS, biscuit & gravy, coffee and OJ. I'm still trying to source the genuine recipe for USAF SOS.

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    I make SOS every so often here also for me and the grand sons. I make the gravy they make the toast LOl ( the 3 year old toasts and the 6 year old butters it). I not only like it for breakfast but for a quick supper.

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    The one single ingredient to have with SOS is Tobasco sauce on top.Robert

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    Sos !

    Love it. Canít find a good recipe for it. Help!!


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    We made it with hamburger or dried beef ( not both) fry the burger or dried beef in butter and add flour brown it all and add milk to the desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper. A little sage adds flavor also. I haven't tried the ready mades. It dosnt take that long to make it from scratch.

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    Thanks! Saw a copy in one of my Marine magazines, but when I went looking, me no findy!


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    The best SOS can be had by making a smoked, deer, hind quarter. Slice it up paper thin and add it to your sauce with some sage and hot pepper flake.
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    I really like it but to be honest most of the time just make sausage gravy. SOS can be made the same way. Just substitute chipped beef for the sausage. I actually like sos more then I do sausage gravy but I make my own sausage and allways have a bunch in the freezer. Make sure if you buy chipped beef in the store that you rinse it well because your going to end up with a VERY salty sos if you don't.
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    Lloyd-
    Hope you been able to keep your powder dry up there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniper View Post
    Good Morning, all! I just had a large helping of that old standby of the military...SOS! I Liked that stuff!

    I found some made by Stouffer's in the frozen food section at my supermarket. VERY good, but it didn't quite get the chow hall, early-morning goodness of the original.

    Now, C-Rats were an entirely different story!
    Great Marine Corps Saturday morning breakfast!

    Doc Olive

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiberoptik View Post
    Love it. Can’t find a good recipe for it. Help!! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Here are a couple recipes:

    http://www.navyhistory.org/2016/04/c...n-toast-s-o-s/ Navy creamed chipped beef

    Army recipe uses ground beef or sausage:
    https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/14...d-ground-beef/
    https://warontherocks.com/2015/06/fo...-on-a-shingle/

    Chipped Beef on Toast
    (a.k.a. Creamed Beef on Toast, S.O.S., **** on a Shingle)

    Here is a presumed "official U.S. Army recipe for SOS:"

    CREAMED BEEF ON TOAST (SOS)

    1/2 lb. ground beef
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    4 tbsp. sifted flour
    1 cup evaporated milk
    1 cup water
    2 tbsp. butter

    Brown ground beef in its own fat. Remove excess fat and save for making roux. Season with salt and pepper.

    To make roux, place 2 tbsp. reserved fat in double broiler or heavy pan. Slowly add sifted flour, stirring constantly over low heat until thoroughly blended. Cook for five minutes. Do not brown.

    Combine milk and water. Add butter and scald (not burn) in double broiler or heavy pan. Add roux to scalded milk, stirring constantly until thoroughly blended. Add meat mixture and cook about 10 minutes, or until desired consistency. Serve on toast.

    A liberal dosage of McIlhenny's Louisiana Tabasco Sauce is optional, but highly recommended by Fort Polk cooks. At Ft. Drum, NY and Indiantown Gap, PA the recipe calls for Worstershire sauce. Maryland National Guard adds Old Bay seasoning to theirs, normally associated with seafood, it does wonders for SOS if you haven't tried it!
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    I totally for got about this. May have to whip a batch up camping sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camper64 View Post
    I totally for got about this. May have to whip a batch up camping sometime.

    We don't wait for deer camp. Standard Saturday morning fare in our house!
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    Thanks Outpost!


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    hasn't been bad around here. We got quiet a bit of rain but nothing like up in copper country. Houghton and hancock got NAILED! Looks like something straight out of Louisiana
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    Hope you been able to keep your powder dry up there!
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    Ahahah, SOS and boiled eggs. Satisfyingly delicious.
    QUIS CUSTODIET IPSOS CUSTODES?

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