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Gyro Fries

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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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


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.