Sunday, January 4, 2009

You Want What Now?

First let me say that I have debated for a while now whether to post this or not, it's an incredibly simple recipe for something that doesn't look that pretty or sound that appetizing. But then I remembered the fact that it took me a while to find this recipe and that it wasn't on any of the blogs in my Google Reader (maybe there's a reason for that). So, with Doug's encouragement, I thought "why not" and here we are.

When Doug first mentioned that Shit on a Shingle (SOS) sounded good to him I kind of thought he had lost his mind. Really? A dish that military men joke about and that is the butt (haha) of many comedian's jokes sounds appealing? But then he told me about how he used to eat this with his grandpa and I understood, since there are foods I associate with both of my grandfathers (circus peanuts for one, ice cream for the other). So I agreed to make this meal for him and set about to look for a recipe. I started with my usual source, the awesome blogs I follow in GR, but had no luck. So then I turned to Google, and after lots of searching found this recipe (the first one to get Doug's approval).

I was a little anxious making this actually, since I've never made any type of gravy or cream sauce, so I was a little worried I'd mess that part up (either burn it or have it just taste like flour). But it actually came out really well. I made this just for Doug but did try a bite and it was actually pretty good. He ate it over some whole wheat toast and said it was really great. So, if you are so inclined, give this a try. It's way better than the name implies.

Shit on a Shingle (or Creamy Chipped Beef)
Source: Food Rules

4½ oz. dried beef

2 cups milk

2 tbs. butter

¼ cup flour
Salt and pepper

6 slices bread

Melt butter in pan, add dried beef. Cook 2-3 minutes to brown. Add flour and mix with dried beef . Add milk (reserve ¼ cup for later), salt & pepper. Bring to boil. Add remaining milk to thin to your desired likeness. Serve over toast or waffles.


Joelen said...

I've heard of this dish and the raves but haven't made it. Thanks for posting the recipe and if I run into dried beef, I'll have to remember to try this!

Jacque said...

We had this all the time when I was a kid. I used to love it. I wonder if I still do.

Good for you for coming through for hubby.