Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thirteen Ways to Eat Sailor Boy Pilot Bread


Today's Thursday Thirteen will honor Sailor Boy Pilot Bread crackers! These crunchy rounds of true Alaskana attract at least 5 hits a day from google to my blog Who are you people???? Are you Alaskans far from home craving our favorite snack? Are you survivalists looking for a food guaranteed to survive any disaster? Come on, speak up, I know your there.

13. Sailor Boy and Goober PBJ. Never mind Powerbars. It is the perfect Alaskan bush sustenance and a boating necessity. It's fast, it's easy, it doesn't take up much room.

12. Sailor Boy and akutaq (eskimo ice cream) Akutaq is a mix of caribou fat, seal oil, sugar and Berries. It is high powered Eskimo fuel guaranteed to keep you going sitting out on the ice jigging for sheefish.

11. Sailor Boy Pizza. I wrote about that a while back. It's fast and easy and keeps kids happy.

10. Sailor Boy and cheese. That's what my boy is eating in the picture above. Another kid favorite. It's a fast snack they can get themselves. As you can see my son has a particular way he eats it. He must nibble the cheese around the edges until it fits the round cracker and then eats the rest of it.

9. Sailor Boy and tuna salad.....I guess you also include in this ham salad, egg salad, potato salad, macaroni salad....basically anything that has mayonnaise in it.....which brings me to ....

8. Sailor Boy and Mayo. This is a Kotzebue staple. I know people who cannot possibly eat their supper without this.

7. Toasted Sailor Boy and butter. Take your crackers, throw them in the toaster, butter them up and then try and eat it without the butter dripping through the holes all over your shirt.

6. Sailor boy and SPAM....which of course includes mayonnaise. This is another essential because, as we know, SPAM is one of the food groups.

5. Sailor Boy with crisco and sugar. I'm not kidding. My son's Ahna (grandmother) used to love this when she was a kid she said it's delicious. I'll take her word for it. She usually tells that story as an accompaniment to the story of walking 15 miles to town to buy sugar.

4. Sailor Boy crackers crumbled up in your caribou soup....or moose soup, or rabbit soup, or musk ox soup or fish soup, or duck soup, or goose soup or moose nose soup..........

3. Sailor Boy crackers and fermented salmon eggs........Absolutely vile, but I know plenty of people who love it.

2. These are the best teething biscuits around.

1. And my personal favorite.....Sailor boy and smoked oysters. Another perfect combination to take when hunting. One can of oysters and 5 pilot crackers is a meal. There has been more than one time that I have eaten this while shivering under a blue tarp in a boat, in the middle of nowhere, hunting caribou on a cold, raining, fall day. Aaaahhh....memories.


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15 comments:

The Mama Bear said...

I'm seriously hungry after this list, thanks for the cultural lesson I had never heard of this product before now.
Happy TT13

KC said...

Try topped with Baked Beans, and maybe some rice.

Also, Honey works lovely. (Plain honey, honey and tuna, honey and peanut butter, honey and cheese...)

I love tuna salad on top of mine, and almost never eat stew without them. Except you crumble it into your stew? That's just not right! :p

Becky said...

Great list, lol!

I would eat mine with cheese just like your son does. Nibbling the cheese to the same round shape is essential. But then I nibble the edges of my Reeces PB Cups off, and eat the center last, so there ya go.

I've got to know...have you eaten the akutaq?

Bottles Barbies & Boys said...

LOL..Cute

Anonymous said...

Fried! Crackers fried in bacon grease. Now that is breakfast

Ishmael said...

I've long treasured my Sailor Boy Cracker memories.... Underwood Deviled Ham was one of my favorites. I also liked cheddar on them and melted in the oven.

Theresa said...

This is awesome. My favorite is salmon strips and sailor boy pilot bread.

CabinDweller said...

Ooooh. Sailor Boys and smoked oysters are one of my faves.

Spam is a close second if you've fried the daylights out of it.

verabear said...

IS it hard cookie? Your thirteen has really got me interested. :)

Anonymous said...

toast it, then melt the cheese on top. or just eat it with real butter with your tea for breakfast. Im in Kuwait, originally from Quinhagak alaska,so I miss my "suggaliqs" but ive found an exact tasting alternative here, by Devons. Flakier, 3.5 inch squares, they dont fill you up as quick tho. yum.
meltint eskimo pie, misty

BusyMama Kellie said...

We have this stuff in Hawaii too only we call it Saloon Pilot crackers. It looks and sounds like the same stuff, I wonder if it tastes the same. Mmm, now I need to go out and buy some!

Anonymous said...

Aahh, "Crackers" is what they call it. Yes good with alot of snacks, Kool-Aid, and Vienna Sausages. A good "Trail Mix" would be a cracker topped with any Akutaq, yes, very good and rich in carbs and protein. Also a good diet food, except make sure you drink alot of liquid, it comes out hard sometimes. Pilot bread, can't live without it.

Anonymous said...

I'm in Seattle and grew up with Pilot crackers and PB as the standared sailing snack. They don't taste the same on dry land. I found in bulk at Winco and just bought a bunch

Cathy W. said...

I use o live in Ambler, and that was where I was introduced to Pilot bread. I was just thinking I how I miss eating it with Ramen noodles. After reading the list I remember eating it with bologna, cheese, and mayo, along with PBJ. Aw! Yummy memories! I also miss fried caribou meat dipped in mayo. If I didn't love Denver, CO so much I would definitely want to move back just for those things!

Unknown said...

I am a housewife in Fairbanks. My husband bought some and it's been sitting in the cupboard. I don't know what to do with it. So I Goggled, "What do you eat with pilot bread?" and your blog came up.