Bone Marrow Toast Recipe by Francatelli, Queen Victoria’s Chef, published in his Cook’s Guide (1861).
Speaking of his role as chef to Queen Victoria he tells how, ‘Marrow toast used to be eaten every day at dinner by the Queen at the time when I had the honour of waiting on Her Majesty’.
Marrow Toast Recipe
- Get your butcher to cut a marrow bone so you can remove the marrow from inside.
- Cut the marrow into small pieces the size of a hazelnut.
- Parboil these pieces in boiling water for one minute.
- Drain immediately on a sieve, season with a little chopped parsley, salt and pepper, lemon juice, and a mere suspicion of shallot.
- Toss all together lightly, spread it out on squares of hot, crispand dry toast, and serve immediately.
He also made a neat Irish stew…