Thursday, July 30, 2009



For years I've been wishing I had a way to make a traditional lamb gyro at home. But since the meat involved is roasted on a spit and shaved, and I have no such set up, I've never been able to. So... after seeing this recipe, I was thrilled. It looked basically like a gyro. Hooray!

They did not disappoint. I've made them a few times now and holy cow (lamb) are they good! I actually found the lamb was better the next day, too. Perhaps because it had overnight to sit happily in those seasonings?

I did these slightly different than the original recipe. Ellie (my source) made them into burger-style patties. Because our pita were lame and skinny and floppy I instead did it all chopped and ground up and ate them pizza-style instead.

Instead of the tzatziki, I spread these with my garlic feta dip.

printable recipe

1 lb. ground lamb
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. allspice
1 Tbsp oregano
1/4 cup onion, finely minced or grated
2 cloves garlic, finely minced or pressed
ground pepper to taste
2 pitas, halved
olive oil

In a large skillet, brown the lamb in the oil, seasoned with the oregano, allspice, garlic and salt.

Spread a moderate layer of the feta dip onto the pita, then add the lamb mix, onions and whatever other toppings you'd like. (I did lettuce and tomato)

Source: Elly Says Opa!

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