Gyro recipe

Mmm! Everyones tastes are different. I added the cucumber and ranch because I like the flavors.

Suz

Gyros

2 lb Lean lamb

2  ground Bread slices;toasted,crushed

1 ts Ground Allspice

1 ts Coriander, crushed

1 Garlic clove; crushed

1 Onion, grated

1 ts Chopped fresh savory

Salt & freshly ground pepper

3 or more slices bacon

6 Pita bread pockets

Sliced red onions

2 Tomatoes, sliced thin

Vinegar & oil to taste

 1 c Chopped fresh parsley

1 c Plain yogurt

1/2 small cucumber grated and dried with towel to remove some moisture

Ranch dip/dressing to taste

In a large bowl, combine the ground lamb with the bread, allspice, coriander, garlic, onion, savory, and salt and pepper, and knead thoroughly. The mixture should  hold its shape.

Break into 5 sections, each about the size of an orange, then break each section into 6 balls.

Knead and flatten slightly to a thickness of about 3/4″.

 Cut the bacon slices into widths equal to the meat, keeping the slices of bacon between them. Slip a cane skewer through the centers and roll gently with the palms to smooth the edges. There will be 5 or 6 skewers, depending on their length.

 Cover and refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, set  on a broiler tray or grill and cook under moderate heat, or on the bbq turning every 5 minutes. (The bacon will baste the meat.) The surface will be crusty and the inside cooked within 25 minutes.

Grate the cucumber and squeeze it in a clean towel/paper towel to remove some of the juice. Mix the cucumber with the yogurt salt and pepper. I have also used sour cream instead of yogurt.

To serve: Put out the bread, meat, tomatoes seasoned with the vinegar and oil, parsley,red onions and yogurt sauce and ranch dressing in separate dishes.

Let your guests make their own.

Black Friday….is it really worth it?

I did a lettle online shopping and Toys r us extended their sales and I didn’t have to fight the traffic! Every mall in our area (100’s) were 75% to 100% full today and if you got a parking place and walked the long walk in you spent hours standing in line! Pushing and shoving and angry people oh my…. not worth it to me. I bet the sales get even better as christmas gets closer. They are almost giving everything away now.

Suz