Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!

Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!

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!

Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe by Theo Michaels
Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe

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..

  1. 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).
  2. Put your bone marrow on some foil on a baking tray, cover with breadcrumbs (no need to oil them).
  3. Pop into the oven for about 20-30 minutes (depending on the size of your bones) at 180C for a fan assisted oven.
  4. Remove from the oven once the breadcrumbs are golden and the bone marrow is bubbling.
  5. 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!



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2 thoughts on “Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!”

  • The temperature’s implausible. 180 F? Author must mean 180 C (though I’d cook it higher) or perhaps 480 F.

    I’ve cooked bone marrow many times, and I roast it in the bone at as high a temperature as the oven can sustain. Now, perhaps a lower temperature is needed to not burn the crumb, but I’d be surprised given the brief cooking time.

    • You spotted my deliberate mistake! 🙂 It is 180c not f. 20-25 minutes works perfectly for this recipe but let me know how you do yours!

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