Saturday, July 11, 2009

Greek Gyros

Gyro Meat:
2 lbs ground lamb
1 egg
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1 medium zucchini, shredded
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 Tbsp. Oregano
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. Fresh Mint, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced

Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, mix together until well incorporated. Shape into a 8"x8" pan and bake at 350F for 30 minutes. After done cooking. PLace in fridge for 30 minutes and chill. Remove from fridge and slice into 1/4" thick slices.

Raita (Yogurt Sauce)
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and sliced
1 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. mint, finely chopped
Pinch of Cumin
3 6oz Containers Plain Yogurt

Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

Remaining ingredients:
Tomato Slices
Romaine Lettuce
Thin Sliced Onion
Pita Bread

To make Gyro, fry meat slices with a little oil until browned, place in warmed pita bread, top with lettuce, onion, tomato and Raita. Serve with Yellow lemon rice and a greek Salad.

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