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Marrow... what do I do with it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 06, 2012 at 11:17 PM

I picked up some soup bones (beef) today to make stock, and I've realized a couple of them are large bones, and cut to expose a substantial chunk of marrow. If I wanted to try eating the marrow as marrow (and not just throw them in the stock pot), what the heck am I supposed to do with them? Pop them in the oven? I know the marrow is pretty fatty, does it melt out?

Also, is there any point to eating marrow specifically, rather than cooking out the marrow into the stock as a whole?

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on February 20, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I believe you!!

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on February 20, 2012
at 06:12 PM

I remember my son grabbing a chicken bone out of my hand when he was 9 months old and alternately gnawing on the end of it and trying to stick his fingers into the end, I think he was instinctively going for marrow. I don't know if other people with small children have run into this, but I'm finding it is getting harder to get much of the marrow, by the time I've found the spoon I use to scoop it, my toddler has already gotten most of it out with his fingers and is asking for more bones. He's started letting his disappointment be known when I cook something like a steak without bones too.

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on February 20, 2012
at 02:47 PM

No, really. It's divine.

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on February 20, 2012
at 11:48 AM

Mmm.... marrow! When I was a kid, my grandmother taught me to bite the ends off the leg bones from fried chicken, eat those ends, then suck out as much marrow as I could. Nowadays the chicken is roasted more often than fried, but I still do this when not in polite company. (And often with more than just the leg bones!) Hadn't thought to seek out marrow bones specifically, though; thanks for spurring some great ideas!

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on January 30, 2012
at 01:13 AM

+1 for your avatar--I love it!

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:23 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/bone-marrow-recipe/ It's what heaven must taste like. That's what it is...and so ridiculously good for you, too!

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on January 29, 2012
at 04:58 PM

I leave it in my broths/stews. If isolated, it's suitable for use in any way you'd use butter. I like it best on/with meat, though.

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on January 07, 2012
at 05:33 PM

OMG, that's it! The old McDonald's french fries when they were fried in lard!

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on January 07, 2012
at 05:54 AM

Could it possibly be french fries from days of yore? I find myself having childhood flashbacks to McD's when I smell it.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 07, 2012
at 02:45 AM

ha, ha, good one Mash!

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on January 07, 2012
at 01:40 AM

GELATIN!!!!!!!!

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

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on January 07, 2012
at 01:26 AM

Done. Just roasted it as suggested. Not bad, it's a taste I remember from somewhere but I just can't place.

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:59 PM

http://www.nosetotailathome.com/2008/11/18/roast-bone-marrow-and-parsley-salad/ minus the toast

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:38 PM

I'm sad that you have to post a youtube for folks to get it. Young'uns these days. No sense of the classics.

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:25 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dKAX7Jp8wo

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:21 PM

Roast the bones, devour the marrow, then make bone broth. Aside from being delicious and wonderfully rich, I don't know if there's any specific benefits. Maybe one of the other cave men or cave women can serve us some knowledge?

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on January 07, 2012
at 01:40 AM

GELATIN!!!!!!!!

A994080d499afca98cdc9de896701ebd

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on January 29, 2012
at 05:23 PM

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/bone-marrow-recipe/ It's what heaven must taste like. That's what it is...and so ridiculously good for you, too!

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:25 PM

Marrow, huh, yeeeeah, what is it good for, aaabsolutely everything uh-huuuh. Marrow, huh yeeeeah, what is it good for, aaaabsolutely everything, say it again y'all. Marrow huh, good-God what is it good for, aaaabsolutely everything, listen to me, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Ca2c940a1947e6200883908592956680

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on January 06, 2012
at 11:25 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dKAX7Jp8wo

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on January 07, 2012
at 02:45 AM

ha, ha, good one Mash!

35ba1f50dad25c85ac1aa2599fe5c5cb

(2485)

on January 06, 2012
at 11:38 PM

I'm sad that you have to post a youtube for folks to get it. Young'uns these days. No sense of the classics.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on January 07, 2012
at 05:47 AM

Yes, just roast and eat! Delicious.

My Mum used to say that during the second world war when people couldn't get steak the next best thing was marrow bones.

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on January 29, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Any ideas for leftovers? I made a batch for my family, and my mother was the only one adventurous enough to join me. So now I've got a lot left over. Obviously bread's out, and that seems to be the way most people eat it.

Edited to add my new favorite use for marrow- cooking steaks. Place the cold leftover marrow bone on a cast iron skillet before turning the stove on. By the time the pan is hot, the marrow should be loose enough to pop out of the bone , giving the steak fat to sear in.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 30, 2012
at 01:13 AM

+1 for your avatar--I love it!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 29, 2012
at 04:58 PM

I leave it in my broths/stews. If isolated, it's suitable for use in any way you'd use butter. I like it best on/with meat, though.

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on January 07, 2012
at 06:27 AM

I put my marrow bones, like everything (except bacon and eggs), in a crock pot full of veggies. Most of the marrow will come out into the soup on its own and i eat it like that. Then I'll pick at the bone to get any marrow left.

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0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

on January 07, 2012
at 06:17 AM

I roast bones, scoop out the marrow and fry it up with some soft scrambled eggs. Bliss.

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on February 20, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I believe you!!

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

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on February 20, 2012
at 02:47 PM

No, really. It's divine.

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