Let your inner caveman loose and indulge in this ridiculously simple but oh so indulgent bone marrow recipe (can I even call it a recipe?).
Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe with Gratin, the gratin is what makes this dish, it gives the crunch that is needed. Perfect as a starter, light lunch or just a ‘what the hell’ moment of hedonism!
I love that this is so simple, so unadulterated, so rich.. For me it ticks all the boxes; it is slippery, crunchy, sweet, salty and lets be fair – it looks pretty damn good as far as roasted bones go..
I still take great pleasure in freaking out my wife and kids as I suck the marrow from a bone!
Bone Marrow Recipe – Ingredients:
Beef bones (marrow included) – 1 per person (cut horizontally like the ones in my picture or if cut vertically you want them no more than about 3 inches high) – your butcher can do this, equally you can find bone marrow in some good quality supermarkets.
Herbs – thyme, rosemary
Chilli flakes are optional.
I’m actually a little embarrassed to write this as it’s so easy but hell – why not..
- Mix your breadcrumbs with your chopped up herbs (any earthy herbs work; thyme, rosemary, sage, etc.) and season, then add any chilli flakes if desired (just a tiny pinch).
- Put your bone marrow on some foil on a baking tray, cover with breadcrumbs (no need to oil them).
- Pop into the oven for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of your bones) at 180C for a fan assisted oven.
- Remove from the oven once the breadcrumbs are golden and the bone marrow is bubbling.
- Serve with a slice of toast or if the bone marrow is cut vertically a sprig of thyme or rosemary sticking out looks good!.
Goes well on it’s own with a nice glass of white wine (or a light red) or even as a starter to a decent steak!