These turned out pretty good. Took almost twice the amount of time to cook than what the original recipe stated (the time listed here is more accurate). Original came with a recipe for a mushroom sauce, but I served this with home made tomato sauce, like what you would put on to pasta. This makes a lot of croquettes and half of the recipe would be plenty for the two of us next time. I also had to add fine bread crumbs in order to get the patties to stick together. Adapted from a recipe submitted by Jan Gordon on fatfree.com. I think that this recipe will be even better with other vegetables and or herbs and spices added to the barley mixture. This is a good base recipe and warrants some playing around with. I'd love to hear how you tweaked it!