So I have all this ground lamb, which ordinarily I don’t care for, I’m trying to think of ways to pep it up and make it interesting. Hmm, sez I, I do like gyros, maybe I could make a gyro burger?
So I scour the internets for recipes and find a few that look interesting. Here’s what I ended up blending into a pound of ground lamb:
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 teaspoon thyme
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 squirt of lemon juice
I let it stew in the ice box for 4 hours, before shaping into 1/3 pound patties and tossing them in the cast iron.
Gyro Burger, Attempt 1
After the requisite amount of time, I plated one, cut it in half to look at, before taking a bite.
I would say………….(drum roll)…………….REMINISCENT of a gyro, but not quite on the mark. Too herby, not enough depth. I think if I doubled the ingredients, that would have a more significant effect on the flavor, but it wasn’t what I was looking for.
Do you have a different gyro seasoning recipe? If so, please share it!