Marrowbone Canapés

  • 3 marrowbones
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb (or 2 large packages) soft, fresh cream cheese
  • 1 tube anchovy paste
  • Accompaniment: 2 slices bread
  1. Have the ends sawed from three marrowbones in such a way that the marrow is exposed at both ends. Wrap them in a cloth, lower the cloth into a kettle of boiling water, and boil the bones for 10 minutes.
  2. Into a large warmed bowl, put garlic, cream cheese, anchovy paste, and the hot marrow from the three bones. With a fork, mash the ingredients until they are blended, then chill the paste until firm.
  3. Spread 1/4 inch of the mixture on a thin slice of bread, place another slice on top and cut the sandwich into four strips. Serve.