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Gyros (pita sandwiches)Greek Pita Sandwiches

Prepare the Tzatziki. Cover and chill.


To prepare the Gyros, combine the lamb, garlic, oregano, onion powder, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Shape into patties. Broil the patties in the oven on a broiler pan, three or four inches from the heat. Broil eight to ten minutes, or until no longer pink. Cut each patty into length-wise strips. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomatoes and onion in each Pita half; add desired portion of Tzatziki (cucumber-yogurt sauce). Serve.


Note: Considered a Greek fast food, Gyros consist of meat roasted on a vertical rotisserie. By extension, gyros may refer to the pita bread it is often served in, with various salads and sauces. The most common fillings are tomato, onions, and Tzatziki sauce. French fries are a common side dish. Sometimes the name is applied to the form of the sandwich (pita wrapped around filling) rather than to the filling itself. [Data Source: Wikipedia].


*Gyros image (C) Antonio Fajardo i López (2010). Used under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license, a freely licensed media file repository.


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