Gyro Fries

Gyro Fries
Staff Writer

Jane Bruce

The combination of flavorful lamb meat, tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, pepperoncini, and maybe a few olives if you’re in the mood, cannot be beat. Wrapped in a pita, it’s the ultimate cheers to Greece. Next time you’re craving the sandwich, though, skip the pita and try tossing those combinations with fries, instead.

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1
Servings
2150
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the gyro meat

  • 1  Cup  ground lamb
  • 1  Tablespoon  diced onion
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  minced garlic
  • Pinch of  dried oregano
  • Pinch of  dried rosemary
  • 1  Tablespoon  oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the gyro fries

  • 1  Cup  gyro meat
  • 1 1/2  Cup  frozen fries, baked or deep-fried
  • 1  Tablespoon  thinly sliced romaine lettuce
  • 1  Tablespoon  diced tomatoes
  • 1  Tablespoon  diced onion
  • 1  Tablespoon  sliced pepperoncini
  • 1  Teaspoon  sliced olives
  • Tzatziki sauce, as needed

Directions

For the gyro meat

Combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste. Let sit for at least 2 hours to let the flavors blend together.

Heat the oil in a large skillet to medium-high. Add the meat mixture and sauté, breaking it up with your spoon as you go, until the meat is cooked through. Set aside.

For the gyro fries

In a small bowl, toss the gyro meat and the fries together. Add the gyro-fry mixture to a fry boat or shallow boat and top with the romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onion, pepperoncini, and olives. Finish with the desired amount of tzatziki sauce.

 

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
109g
100%
Sugar
12g
13%
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
347mg
100%
Carbohydrate, by difference
168g
100%
Protein
122g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
138µg
20%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
15µg
17%
Calcium, Ca
220mg
22%
Choline, total
78mg
18%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
242µg
61%
Iron, Fe
16mg
89%
Magnesium, Mg
134mg
42%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
31mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
4mg
80%
Phosphorus, P
1929mg
100%
Riboflavin
2mg
100%
Selenium, Se
117µg
100%
Sodium, Na
3258mg
100%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
363g
13%
Zinc, Zn
14mg
100%

Gyro Shopping Tip

Stock up on good quality extra-virgin olive oil, feta cheese, Kalamata olives, red wine vinegar, oregano, and lemons – these ingredients are central to Greek cuisine

Gyro Cooking Tip

Simplicity is the secret to Greek cuisine, so paying attention to details such as marinating, seasoning well, and using only the freshest ingredients is key.