Easter Gyros are great for that picnic at the park or that Easter hunt party at home. These gyros are great for adults and kids they all love them. My children always ask me when I will be making them some and I make them when they behave as a reward.
(Serves 6 or 7)
2 lb lean ground lamb
2 slices homemade bread, toasted and crushed
1 tsp allspice, pounded (ground)
1 tsp coriander, crushed
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 onion, grated
1 tsp fresh savory, chopped
Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
3 slices bacon
6 to 8 Middle Eastern breads, or any substitute bread or roll
2 tomatoes, chopped or sliced thin and seasoned with vinegar and
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup plain yogurt (I would probably strain the yogurt)
In a large bowl, combine the above ingredients up to and including the salt and pepper, and knead thoroughly. Mixture should be spicy but not
too herby, and hold its shape. Break into 5 sections, each the size of a navel orange, then break each section into 6 balls. Knead and flatten
slightly to a thickness of about 3/4 inch.
Cut the bacon slices into widths equal to the meatballs and place a slice on each one. Continue shaping the balls, keeping the slices of bacon between them. Slip a cane skewer through the centers and roll gently with the palms to smooth the edges (you will need 5 or 6 skewers total, depending on their size). Cover and refrigerate overnight.
To cook, set on a broiler tray or grill and cook over/under moderate heat, turning every 5 minutes. The surface will be crusty and the inside cooked within 25 minutes.
To serve, put out the pitta, meat, tomatoes, parsley and yogurt in separate dishes. Let guests open the bread or rolls and stuff them with meat and garnishings to their taste.
(To strain yogurt, put in cheesecloth and put in a colander or hang it over the sink. It will give off a lot of liquid in an hour or
These gyros are so much fun, you can make them of chicken, beef, cheese, veggies just about anything, alter the ingredients and see how happy you keep everyone.
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