Saturday, 14 July 2007

How to cook: Gyros

Tasty Greek snack, savoury lamb and cucumber sauce in a pitta pocket

# 8 oz. (225g) lean minced lamb
# half a tsp. dried oregano
# half a tsp. ground cumin
# 1 clove garlic, crushed
# 2 tbsps. lemon juice
# half a small onion, finely chopped
# Cucumber and Yogurt Sauce (see Greek Recipes menu)
# 1 medium tomato, sliced
# half a small onion, thinly sliced
# 2 pitta pocket breads, slit on edges

Cooking Instructions:

1. Lightly oil a heavy-based frying pan
2. Mix together the onion and garlic and fry gently until soft
3. Put the minced lamb in a mixing bowl, add the onion mixture together with the oregano, cumin and lemon juice then mix thoroughly
4. Divide the mixture into two and shape into patties
5. Cook the patties under a pre-heated grill for about 8-10 minutes or until the meat is cooked
6. Carve the patties into thin slices and serve in pitta pockets with the onion, tomato and cucumber sauce

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