Friday, August 3, 2012

Shit on a Shingle

No I did not name it that, actually that term showed up in a booklet for the Army Cook back in the early 1900's!

For the last 2 nights though this is what we ate, also known as a milk gravy and usually made with chipped (dry) beef. I had hamburger patties in the freezer hubby brought home from work so that is what I used.

Shit on a Shingle

5 hamburger patties cut up fine ( or 1 lb ground beef or a package of chipped beef)
1/2 yellow onion
3 T. flour
3 T. butter or margerine
1 tsp. cajun seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
2 cups milk
2 to 3 cups water

Saute onions in with hamburger until beef is browned in electric skillet. Drain any grease out and add butter, melting butter and add the flour mixed with seasonings. Slowly add the milk stirring well and then slowly add the water stirring constantly until smooth and the thickness you prefer.

Add this over toasted homemade bread or biscuits!

( the second night I was out of white flour and used rye flour, this turned out just as well. We served it with seasoned corn meal coated fried green tomatos, green beans and fresh sliced up cucumbers!)