Cooking with Soap
I had below decks mid watch an was making a fresh pot of mud when R.J. TM2 (SS) crashed down AB ladder around 0300. He'd spent the evening & most of the night @ Sloppy Joe's. Was hungry as a bear; so I went into the Refer. & got eggs & bacon to cook. R.J. insisted on frying his own eggs & he did.
Those were the most perfect Sunny Side Up eggs that I had ever seen. He wolfed them down & said he was going to hit the rack. About 1 minute later foam started coming from his mouth. Scared the crap out of me & Doc wasn't aboard. A few seconds later most of the crews mess was covered with recycled egg & whatever. R.J. was ok after that: So I checked the Galley & found out what had happened. Cooky had 2 identical cans on the shelf above the stove. One Vegetables Oil & the Other: That concentrated Detergent. Guess what R.J. had fried his eggs in?
Digger O'Dell ex. MM1(SS)
Trutta (SS421) Key West Mid.60s