- Ready In:
- 3hrs 20mins
24 30 croquettes
- 4 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 large carrot, finely chopped
- 3 cups whole barley
- 6 cups water, with
- bouillon cubes or broth
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 whole garlic cloves
- breadcrumbs (use if needed)
- Rinse barley under fresh water.
- Bring barley, celery, carrot, broth, and herbs to a boil in a large pan with a lid.
- When boiling, reduce heat to low and put lid on pan. Cook until water/ broth is gone and barley is tender.
- Remove from heat. Remove bay leaves and discard. Remove any remaining whole garlic cloves. I took out the whole cloves and added it to the blender puree mixture for added flavor.
- Puree half of the barley mixture in a food processor or blender. Add puree back to barley in a large bowl and mix. Cool until you can handle the mixture.
- Make small patties out the the barley mixture, adding bread crumbs as needed to make them stick.
- Pan fry on a non-stick skillet on both sides until crispy on the outside.
- Serve with your favorite sauce.
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The taste of fried browned barley is lovely! You're right, though, hard to keep together. Would an egg help? My barley was still a bit 'al dente' and therefore did not puree very well. Make sure yours is tender:) I didn't have any veggies on hand except green beans which were fine. I kept the garlic in and used some tomatoe bouillon and a local salty bouillon which turned out very savoury. I ate mine with a touch of ranch and pickled peppers!
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