Barley Cooked in Onion Caramel

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By James Viles

Published 2016

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  • 200 g (7 oz) organic barley
  • 400 ml (14 fl oz) grape seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon onion caramel
  • 10 g (¼ oz) salt


Bring 700 ml (24 fl oz) water to the boil and add the barley. Cook for 60–80 minutes until the barley is soft and beginning to crack, then drain and rinse under running water. Preheat the oven to 80°C (170°F). Put the barley on a baking tray and dry in the oven for 2 hours.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan, fry the barley in two batches until golden and then drain well. When ready to serve, put the barley with the onion caramel and salt in a large saucepan over gentle heat to just bind.

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