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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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Deliver 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


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.



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.