Gyro Burgers with Taziki Sauce and Seasoned French Fries

Sooooo…I’m in Greece guys! GREECE!! We were in Mykonos for the last three days and just arrived in Santorini via ferry yesterday. I’ve been posting a tad on Instagram, but my wi-fi is pretty spotty, so it’s up in the air how often I’ll post. Mykonos was really beautiful, but Santorini is like a dream….pretty much straight out of a magazine. I promise I’ll tell you allll about it when I get back into the states next week.

To celebrate my time here, I put a couple blog posts together on what I thought the food might be like – first up, a classic gyro with a twist. Kevin has been to Greece before and informed me that all Gyros come with French fries stacked on top of them, which I didn’t believe at first, but after my first Gyro in Santorini, I can attest that it’s 100% true. Who knew??

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Because I don’t have a professional rotisserie or spit fire, I thought it would be fun to take all of the flavors of a classic gyro and turn it into a burger. Ground lamb is combined with a little bit of grated onion, garlic, rosemary and oregano, shaped into patties and cooked off on an outdoor grill or grill pan. I slap the patty between two pieces of pita, and top the whole thing off with homemade tzatziki sauce, store-bought French fries, lettuce and tomato.

So delicious!! I’ll be back in a few days with a new recipe, and possibly some pictures of our trip. Opa!

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Gyro Burgers with Homemade Tzatziki and Seasoned French Fries

Ingredients

  • Burgers:
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 heaping teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ onion, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 cup grated cucumber
  • 8 ounces Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh dill
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • Assembly:
  • 4 Pita round
  • Chopped Tomato
  • Iceburg Lettuce
  • 1 cup Frozen seasoned crinkle fries

Instructions

  1. For the burgers:
  2. Combine all ingredients, form into patties. Grill until medium, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. For the tzatziki
  4. Combine all ingredients.
  5. Assembly:
  6. Cook fries according to package directions. Place patty on pita and top with tzatziki, lettuce, tomato and French fries.
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