1) Mix lamb and beef in a glass bowl or
on a flat clean surface.
2) Crumb bread into meat mixture.
3) Add Spices and mix well.
4) Stir egg into meat mixture.
5) Form mixture into 4 large thin patties and place on a medium hot grill for 5 minutes per side or until the Gyros is cooked through.
Serve sliced gyros on warm pita bread with fresh sliced tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce.
TIP: The meat mixture is very sticky. To form the thin patties, try this: Lay out a 2-foot long sheet of plastic wrap on the counter. Add a *4 ounce ball of the meat mixture on one side of the plastic wrap. Fold the other half of the plastic wrap over, covering the meat. Press with your hands and then with a rolling pin to obtain an even 1/4 - 3/8 inch height. Leave in the plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or peel it off and cook the patties. *Or roll a pound of the gyros mixture at a time between two large sheets of plastic wrap. Press a crease in the center of the rolled meat so that the plastic-wrapped rolled mixture can be folded and placed in the refrigerator or freezer.
Regional Greek Cooking
"This book showcases dishes from the key regions of mainland Greece as well as the islands and introduces readers to little known spices and ingredients-providing ways to track them down."
The Parthenon Cookbook: Great Mediterranean Recipes from the Heart of Chicago's Greektown
"This collection of terrific Greek recipes, from old favorites to unique house specialties, is also a tribute to the oldest restaurant in Chicago's fabled Greektown, a landmark innovator of legendary dishes like saganaki and the first gyros in Chicago."
If you are ever passing though or visiting Nashville, Tennessee, consider dropping by The Parthenon. It is "a full-scale replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. It was built in 1897 as part of the Tennessee Centennial Exposition." [quoted from wikipedia]
Be sure to check if the inside of The Parthenon is open before you plan a date to visit.
Recipe from Homeschoolforms.com, Site Maintained by Donna Young, of DonnaYoung.org