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2008/01/16 18:13:02 (permalink)

Creamed Chipped Beef

May be know as S.O.S to some of you old military boys. This is a Philly thing as far as I know. I have been eating this stuff(that is what it is)-for years. Fresh made/of Stoffers(not sure on that spelling)-sells it in the frezer section. It is good over white toast/hash brown/biscuts.
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    roossy90
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 18:33:14 (permalink)
    A few threads already here..

    Check this one out...

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=17349&SearchTerms=sos






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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 18:38:04 (permalink)
    I developed a fondness for SOS when I was in the air force, and it is still a big favorite. A biscuit is my favorite delivery system.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 18:42:21 (permalink)
    I like a biscuit for biscuits 'n gravy but white toast for creamed chipped beef.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 18:45:28 (permalink)

    When I was a kid, back in the early '60s, I first tasted Creamed Chipped Beef on Toast at the Hot Shoppes restaurants in the DC area, and I really liked it. Being an adventurous kid in the kitchen, I learned to make it myself after my mother taught me how to make a basic white sauce.

    And, thereafter for several years, I used to make this as my Saturday morning treat. Since I haven't had this concoction in many years, I think that I will have to make some of this very soon!
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 18:55:48 (permalink)
    Army here ZZZZ man, Vietnam era. Bring on the SOS!!!
    Huge treat it was when time allowed!!!!!!!!!!
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 19:01:53 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mikez629

    May be know as S.O.S to some of you old military boys. This is a Philly thing as far as I know.

    It's not a Philly thing. I first ate it over 40 years ago in Iowa among other places.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 19:30:29 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Hillbilly

    I developed a fondness for SOS when I was in the air force, and it is still a big favorite. A biscuit is my favorite delivery system.


    Same here. My first experience with SOS was at Lackland AFB in San Antonio in 1964. I liked it then and I like it now. I also enjoyed the cheese baked on toast for breakfast. I hated the eggs.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 19:44:18 (permalink)
    This was huge in the 50's...I remember it well. Never had it for breakfast though, it was more of a dinner entree in my home. I don't know if my parents were cruel or if this was just a way to make us kids eat a lot of the side vegetables offered.

    I do think it predates the 50's though. It would be interesting to see a history of this dish. I suspect it has Depression Era origins.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 19:58:48 (permalink)
    I like mine with my potatoes mixed in on top of toast Cut it all up mix in some ketchup and large pieces of Taylor Pork Roll. I swear you could build a foundation for a house with this stuff but it is soooo good.


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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 20:05:50 (permalink)
    I have enjoyed creamed chipped beef since I was 6.Dont really know the origin-but when Mom made it, Dad said"Just like the Army" and he loved it...
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 20:35:22 (permalink)
    yummy yummy!!! one of my favorite comfort foods! mom or grandma would make it as a treat and whenever i find it on a menu, i always order it. The Farm House in Gilbert, AZ has a pretty tasty offering
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 20:47:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Greyghost

    I do think it predates the 50's though. It would be interesting to see a history of this dish. I suspect it has Depression Era origins.
    I know my Dad ate it aboard ship in the South Pacific during the war. I'll have to check with my Aunt or Uncle to see if they ate it as kids in the 20s and 30s at home, as they were all Navy brats.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 20:57:16 (permalink)
    My dad was in the peace-time army (before WWII). When he was discharged, he taught my mom to make SOS because "the cook in his outfit really knew how to make it well." Mom learned well--we used to eat this as an easy supper. Always had it on toast but I'm sure biscuits would be great as the "delivery system." I can still taste it.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 21:03:05 (permalink)
    Actually, creamed chipped beef first appeared in the Manual for Army Cooks in 1910.

    Oh, and it wasn't in Philadephia.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 21:07:03 (permalink)
    One of my favorite breakfasts! I think I first had creamed chipped beef on toast (yes, it goes over toast triangles and sausage gravy goes over split biscuits) at a Howard Johnson's or other restaurant chain of the late 50s and 60s. My mom made it for us too and now I make it now and then for breakfast. Usually I use Carl Buddig beef, but I bought the dried beef in the jars over the holidays on special - really salty! You have to rinse it.

    I swear this spring I will bring a cooler of dried beef back with me from Lancaster PA when I go to the quilt expo!
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/16 22:17:07 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by mikez629

    May be know as S.O.S to some of you old military boys. This is a Philly thing as far as I know. I have been eating this stuff(that is what it is)-for years. Fresh made/of Stoffers(not sure on that spelling)-sells it in the frezer section. It is good over white toast/hash brown/biscuts.


    Its very good taste like home made...
    try it you'll love it.(IMHO)
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 08:10:25 (permalink)
    I live in Jersey now and can not find it in any diner around-only when I go back to Philly.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 08:29:11 (permalink)
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 08:58:02 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by John A




    We have a winner!!! I prefer white toast, but those home fries look very delicious.

    mark
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 12:01:06 (permalink)
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    Originally posted by John A



    That looks so good-it is too close to lunch to be posting pictures like that. My stomach is growling. Just needs a side of scapple.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 17:53:47 (permalink)
    My favorite breakfast food since I was 8. I grew up overseas and when I was a kid, we used to go to the local Army base to get breakfast at the cafeteria on Sunday mornings. So one day I decide to order creamed chipped beef and the first thing my Dad says "Oh wow, they have S**t on a Shingle here!". My Mom freaked that he said that in front of me, but I simply and innocently asked what that meant. He just kind of mumbled something or other, said "Sorry", and kept reading his paper.

    And for the record, it was the best I've ever tasted. It's twenty years later and I STILL remember the taste. Guess cause it was authentic.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 18:04:03 (permalink)
    My dad delighted in making it back in Indianapolis in the 50s. I'm sure he picked it up in the Army.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/17 18:38:17 (permalink)
    Here's another discussion of creamed chipped beef, along with my recipe for the PA Dutch browned flour type.

    http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=308

    We're still able to get freshly sliced dried beef at all the farmers' market butcher stalls in the area and many of the grocery stores. Once it's packaged for a while, it gets darker in color. They also sell something called "dried beef loaf", which is a bologna-like product made with dried beef, although it's sometimes thinly sliced and packaged and sold as "dried beef" in other parts of the country.

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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/18 04:39:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by tcrouzer
    but I bought the dried beef in the jars over the holidays on special - really salty! You have to rinse it.


    My Dad never rinsed it. That man loved his salt, which is probably why he had a big stroke and never saw his 70th birthday. I can still see him, salting ham and bacon..... ahhh memories.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/18 07:22:17 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Michael Hoffman

    Actually, creamed chipped beef first appeared in the Manual for Army Cooks in 1910.

    Oh, and it wasn't in Philadephia.
    Of course not. we all know it was Gary In. Chow Jim
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/18 09:21:51 (permalink)
    My grandmother used to make this from time to time when we visited her back in the early to mid 1970s in Baltimore.
    I've tried the Stoufers stuff and I guess that is as close that'll I'll get to eating it the "real" dish. Its okay.
    The pictures here look quite good. Of course, my wife thinks it looks like barf......I haven't seen it on the menu in NE CT recently or Worcester area.....years ago, I do remember seeing it on menu in a restaurant in Thompson, CT. think it was the Vernon Stiles Inn (since closed)
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/18 09:33:56 (permalink)
    Breakfast?

    It was dinner in my house. Never with hamburger but usually with leftover roast beef, of course made by my Father.

    My Wife's Mom made the hamburger version, also for dinner. My Wife keeps asking for the fecipe and I don't think her Mom even remembers making it.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/18 11:41:13 (permalink)
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    John, that looks so good that I can almost smell it. I have always dumped it on english muffins, but your version looks better.
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    RE: Creamed Chipped Beef 2008/01/18 11:56:21 (permalink)
    I was in the Air Force in 1963. I still recall every morning at Lackland AFB the SOS was served. I enjoyed it then and I enjoy it now.

    It is strange how certain taste stay with you.

    Paul E. Smith
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