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Cooking marrow at home?

Dagney Jan 26, 2010 07:36 PM

Has anyone done this? We had marrow for the first time about one month ago, and we simply must have more!

Any recommendations on cooking temperatures and/or times?

Thank you in advance Chowhounds.

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  1. todao RE: Dagney Jan 26, 2010 08:31 PM

    This is pretty comprehensive and I couldn't assemble anything that would be better to follow:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/31/din...

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      bushwickgirl RE: todao Jan 27, 2010 04:49 AM

      That's quite comprehensively easy and tasty.

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        Gio RE: todao Jan 27, 2010 06:04 AM

        Yes, his recipe seems to be the benchmark for roasted marrow bones. The only thing I'll add is to place each bone upright on rounds of crusty bread. The bread becomes slightly toasted and any escaping marrow sinks into the bread so you don't lose any deliciousness. Remember, don't over cook...

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          c oliver RE: Gio Jan 27, 2010 03:13 PM

          The bread on the bottom trick worked great for me. I think I did them at a much lower temp but now am doubting myself. That high a temp for that long seems a bit much but I may be having a senior moment. But just keep an eye on them.

      2. penthouse pup RE: Dagney Jan 27, 2010 05:33 PM

        We boil our marrow bones for 1 minute, then freeze them. Our lovely Samoyed enjoys them
        immensely. For people, you all can roast and boast at will--but I leave them in their more pristine state to my white wolf...My wife and I laugh at the lengths humans go to fetishize this item...

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          c oliver RE: penthouse pup Jan 27, 2010 05:41 PM

          I've never heard about this fetish. Could you explain it more please? I eat it because it's so insanely delicious :) BTW, to my knowledge Samoyeds aren't even remotely related to wolves, but I could be wrong.

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            ScubaSteve RE: penthouse pup Jan 28, 2010 07:18 AM

            a fetish for marrow?
            craving maybe, but fetish?

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              joonjoon RE: penthouse pup Jan 29, 2010 01:51 PM

              My dogs will never get my marrow. Bones yes, marrow no.

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              cinnamon girl RE: Dagney Jan 29, 2010 06:02 PM

              Do check out Jennifer McLagan's book Bones. It won a bunch of prizes so you might find it in the library. Also her subsequent book Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient has a marrow bone recipe with lots of detail in it. I guess she couldn't get enough either! It's in all the book shops b/c it won a James Beard award last year. Even if you don't buy it you could stand there and read it.

              1. Dagney RE: Dagney Jan 30, 2010 08:01 PM

                Oh, this is great! Thank you all so very much!

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