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Jan 13, 2008 11:48 AM

Am I the only one who loves SOS?

Growing up my dad used to buy those little packages of dried beef in the supermarket and make creamed chipped beef on toast or biscuits. It was one of my favorite meals. When I found local Amish dried beef I started making my own. But other than my immediate family, I don't know anyone who likes it. I've served it with great joy to friends on occasion but only later found out that they ate it just to be polite. I felt terrible (and slightly embarrased?). I use the recipe from the 1970's Joy of cooking, which suits me just fine, and serve on thick sliced toasted whole wheat or white. Does anyone else besides me have a fondness for this stuff?

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  1. I like it - I've had it a couple of times in the last year or so, at our grocery store's breakfast bar. It's served over biscuits, here. I remember my mom used to make it when I was a kid, and I didn't like it much then, though. I hear Stouffer's is pretty good, too.

      1. Growing up my mom used to make creamed chicken (not beef) on toast and it was also one of my favorite meals. Usually had it the day after we had roast chicken for supper. I learned how to make a cream sauce from her with that recipe. Yummy.

        1. I like SOS also.
          Unfortunately it picked up a bad reputation when served cafeteria style and in Military "Chow" halls. It was made from pieces beef and other meats that didn't make it in other dishes, and earned the name "Sh%$ on a Shingle" from the very poor prep.

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          1. re: hannaone

            Add to that "very poor prep" that many times it was/is made like wallpaper paste, too.

          2. if make from fresh ingred. i like it too
            it is the same with it's cousin chicken ala king, if fresh it's great if it that pre prepared kind
            it's chicken ala puke