This is a nod to my beloved Grandpa, who I remember as a child encourging me to try that lovely roasted bone marrow on my pork chops,while he smacked his lips over his.. This one is for you!
I have a couple different recipes, Grass-fed bone marrow is going to be alot more healthy for you, then feedlot bone marrow will be, but that is the case for all kinds of meat. See if you can find a local farmer that is butchering whole, and the odds are good you can wrangle some “soup” bones out of him and voila.. bone marrow included!
This is one of those things that is eaten world wide and by almost every single culture, it is even featured in some of counties national dishes, it was so popular in England and Europe that at one time, they had their own marrow spoon’s made..
Typically roasted bone marrow is served with on toast, with a sprinkle of course sea salt.. but there are so many other things to do with bone marrow.. I decided to show two uses in the same dish..
So you have lovely oven roasted bone with marrow in, served with freshly done bone marrow baking powder biscuits, or you can make these into dumplings if you perfer.
Ideally you want bones that have a hole on both ends so you can push, but as its going to be used in the biscuits, you can dig it out if you need to.. let them sit at room temp for at least 20 or 30 min till they are softened a bit, then you can either push the whole peice out or you can dig it out.. once the fat is out, chop into small cubes, and use as the fat in your typical baking powder biscuits.. However if you are roasting your bones to scoop, pick the ones that are open only at one end 🙂 this photo is of a whole peice pushed out, and then sliced into rounds for me to make planned coming dish, breaded and fried melt in your mouth bone marrow croutons!
- 1 4 inch beef bone marrow cubed.
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 tbsp of baking powder
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of milk
Just gently mix though, its a soft drop style biscuits, bake at 350 till golden brown..
When you roast your bones, put a wooden stick down the middle it should go in with no push back and it will get brown and puffy on the top..