I discovered roasted bone marrow years and years ago watching a cooking show (what show I cannot remember). I made it once, loved it, then proceeded to forget about it. Fast forward to today, I am hard pressed not to order the bone marrow appetizer when we go out. The only problem is the PRICE! It typically cost upwards of $20 for the bone marrow appetizer at many restaurants. But it’s so deliciously divine with it’s rich, fatty flavor, how can anyone say no?
So, wandering through the grocery store as I often do, I ran across these marrow bones and wondered why I had not been making them myself for all these years. At $5 for a package of 4 fist-sized bones (think small hands), I thought, why not? So I bought them, prepared them, and they came out perfect, so I had to share this super easy recipe.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Place raw marrow bones on a baking sheet lined with foil (for easy clean up). You can use as many or few bones as you would like. We had 2 bones per person, but one would suffice for a small appetizer.
Roast bones for about 20 minutes. Let sit for about 5 minutes or until cool enough to touch.
Scoop out with a small knife and spread on toasted bread. Sprinkle with a little sea salt and serve.
Piece of cake right? The boyfriend said this was the best roasted bone marrow he had ever had. Our days of over paying for bone marrow are over!
Have you ever had roasted bone marrow? Did you like it? Have you ever tried to make it yourself? What are some of your favorite restaurant appetizers and have you ever attempted to make them at home?