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ANY BODY LIKE SOS FOR BREAKFAST

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MUSTANGER7

Wondering if any else enjoys SOS for breakfast?? It was a stable in the Marine Corps mess halls in my time, also on the Navy troop ships. Marine cooks leaned towards SOS made with ground beef, Navy liked the chipped beef style. I normally have it twice a week.

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grouse28

Yep, chipped smoked dried beef over home fries w/onions.

I make a mean SOS.

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steveziv

We have it about once a month on a weekend; both Stouffer's and from scratch.

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Don Steese

My hunting buddy and I tried many times to duplicate the stuff we got when were were in the service, made with ground beef. Never quite nailed it until I mentioned our dilemma in my newspaper column. Got an email from a guy who'd spent his Navy career as a cook. His recipe was the winner, except you had to adjust the ingredient amounts. We seldom had to feed 250 people at our hunting camp!!

 

I also like the kind with dried beef but not quite as much. Sausage gravy trips my trigger too!!

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terrym
37 minutes ago, MUSTANGER7 said:

Wondering if any else enjoys SOS for breakfast?? It was a stable in the Marine Corps mess halls in my time, also on the Navy troop ships. Marine cooks leaned towards SOS made with ground beef, Navy liked the chipped beef style. I normally have it twice a week.

At the risk of being voted off the island, I have to ask what is SOS?

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Don Steese
9 minutes ago, terrym said:

At the risk of being voted off the island, I have to ask what is SOS?

 

 

It's either ground beef or dried beef in a cream sauce. Other wise known as xxxx on the shingles!

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Rogue Hunter

And what does everyone use as the shingles?

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MUSTANGER7

I use mostly rye bread toast (shingles), but any bread would be a personal preference

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WPG Gizmo

SOS is OK but I much prefer a plate of Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

 

3 large biscuits a half pound of sausage and enough gravy to smother the whole thing is fine dinning :D

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Dave in Maine

I make my own.  I love it.

When I was in the Army and on post, my standard breakfast was 2 over easy or an omelet with peppers, onions and tomatoes, SOS, and what our cooks called "puffs".  To make "puffs", our cooks took day-old hot dog and hamburger buns, split them into their halves, dunked the halves in pancake batter, then deep-fried them.  They were served with a warm compote of canned fruit (usually peaches) where the cooks had reduced the syrup.

Of course, in my early 20s I burned all this up by lunchtime.  Today, I'd be good for a couple days on one of those meals

 

My unit was fortunate.  The HHC mess sergeant, who ran the battalion's consolidated mess, had a job waiting as the executive chef at a resort hotel on the Gulf the day he retired.  My company's first cook was a cranky SSG, who no one messed with, and for good reason.  He ran a great kitchen - he'd been a general's cook in Vietnam and had won the Bronze Star for his cooking.  He would do things like make cherry turnovers in his field kitchen.  We kept him well hidden, so some superior didn't poach him from us.

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MAArcher
51 minutes ago, WPG Gizmo said:

SOS is OK but I much prefer a plate of Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

 

3 large biscuits a half pound of sausage and enough gravy to smother the whole thing is fine dinning :D

Yeaaah, that's how its done!  Venison sausage gravy over Pillsbury Country Biscuits (I should make the biscuits from scratch but I'm lazy).   

 

For part of my time in the Army reserve, I was a "Hospital Foods Specialist" in a combat support hospital unit. The commanding officer liked me to add field garlic or chives I'd bring from home, along with course ground black pepper, to the gravy.   That's how I like it too.  I have a turkey hunting spot that has a lot of field garlic and always bring some home for use in SOS and, hopefully, turkey pot pie.

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PartridgeCartridge

I  like VOS more than SOS.

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quailguy
6 hours ago, MUSTANGER7 said:

Wondering if any else enjoys SOS for breakfast??

 

  NO!!! I'm convinced SOS was invented by some mess chief who hated powdered eggs!! Cannot stand either of them. "Enjoy" ???? 

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SelbyLowndes

Haven't had it since the Army 50 years ago.  You've got me thinking though...SelbyLowndes

 

Nah, sausage gravy on biscuit is way better.

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Larry Brown

SOS was my favorite breakfast in Army messhalls.  Biscuits and gravy . . . love it!  But a word of warning:  Do NOT follow a breakfast of SOS or biscuits and gravy with a day's hunting ahead, far from civilization.  If you do, carry TP in your hunting vest!

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