Gyros and Oven Baked Fries

OK, since you know I’ve never eaten lamb, you probably figured out that I’d never had a gyro. Until now. I used that seitan lamb recipe to make this:


Gyro with Fries

And it was awesome! I’m sure it’s about as far from authentic as you can get, but I made a tzatzika sauce to go with it. The Greek Oven Fries from Recipezaar were a wonderful side and I’ve made them a couple more times with different seasonings. If you play with them, I’d suggest keeping the garlic, olive oil and lemon juice. But the rest is improv. What can be easier than preheating your oven and tossing potatoes with seasonings?

Apparently Blogger is in the mood for little pictures rather than medium ones. The best things come in small packages, right?

Tzatzika
1/3 cup vegenaise
1/2 tsp wet mustard
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 cup cucumber, chopped finely
1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped finely
1 scallion, chopped finely
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp dill
pinch cayenne
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together and let sit for about an hour so the flavors meld. Use it as the final touch on the sandwich. It’s also great for dipping those fries!

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11 Comments

  1. Posted February 18, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Yum!! I’ve never had gyros but that looks so good!

  2. Posted February 18, 2009 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    i’ve never had a meaty gyro, but this sounds so wonderful. i’d love a soft pita and some yummy seitan right about now.

  3. Posted February 18, 2009 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    Have to make these some weekend for the TeddyBear and I. Seems like a perfect light supper.

  4. Posted February 18, 2009 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    oooh, greek theme. tasty! i just found a recipe for vegan gyros (made w seitan) and i’m really excited to try it!

  5. Posted February 19, 2009 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    I’ve never had a gyro, either! Yours looks yummy! :)

  6. Posted February 19, 2009 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    Never had one either. but it looks good.

  7. Posted February 20, 2009 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I’ve only had a seitan gyro also. Your meal sounds delicious with the potatoes! Thanks for the sauce recipe.

  8. Anonymous
    Posted March 28, 2009 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    I made the lamb and my wife made the tzatzika sauce,the gyros were delicious.My wife ,daughter and son-in-law ,who are not vegan loved them.A side of garlic fries…ahh ,magnificat!!!!

  9. Posted March 28, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous, thanks so much for posting! I’m really glad the recipe worked for you.

  10. Posted September 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    It looks delicious but you have a slight spelling error (I’m Greek). It’s Tzatziki or tsatsiki!

  11. Posted September 26, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Karma, thanks so much for the correction. As you probably guessed, I’m not Greek. For some reason blogger won’t let me correct it. But now I know for the future! Thanks.

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