Whatever is old is new again ... and I feel like I'm stuck in a time warp - this is the 1950s, baby. Meaning, my FIL would have still been alive and he was very much the cook on board multiple Navy ships.
I have eaten base food, not eaten on board any ship.
Additionally, since there is no way of telling whether or not FIL would have ever made it, I don't know if he is indeed the Arthur referenced in the recipe.
Yes, gearing up to the point. Several days ago, I stumbled on a sauerkraut balls (fried) recipe ... if I am going to make it - and I have been dared to make it - I ought to make the sauerkraut myself. No?