The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22581   Message #3489825
Posted By: GUEST
13-Mar-13 - 03:24 AM
Thread Name: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
Subject: RE: Help: Meaning of 'Chicken on a Raft'
As everyone now agrees Chicken on a Raft is Fried Egg on Toast, what made it "Monday morning is a terrible sight to see" was the way they were cooked, (depending on the type of ship it was normally hardend bread (normally cooked on board and a couple of days old), either toasted or deep fried, the eggs were cooked in old cooking oil/fat/lard or a combination of any, on a large tray that held about 24 eggs, and when served was dripped in congealing fat etc. the fried toast was similar. Normally the oil/fat/lard was recycled again and again for the next meal.

Bruce D