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Loaded Mediterranean Lamb Fries


  • Author: Chris Cockren
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 bag frozen french fries, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb*
  • 1 small red onion, grated
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested with microplane zester
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup crumbed feta cheese
  • Israeli Salad, recipe below
  • Tzatziki, recipe below
  • sliced olives
  • fresh torn mint or chopped parsley, for garnish

for the Israeli Salad

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 2 plum tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • Kosher salt

for the Tzatziki

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Combine ground lamb, onion, garlic, lemon zest, mint, coriander, cumin, dried oregano, and cayenne pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Season generously with Kosher salt. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown lamb, breaking into bite-size pieces as it cooks with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked. Remove from heat.*
  2. Top cooked french fries with cooked lamb, sprinkle generously with feta cheese, and spoon on Israeli salad and Tzatziki.  Top with chopped olives and torn mint or chopped parsley.  Devour!

for the Israeli Salad

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and season with Kosher salt.

for the Tzatziki

  1. Using the smaller side of a box grater, grate cucumber. Soak up excess cucumber moisture with paper towels. In a small mixing bowl, combine Greek yogurt, 3 tablespoons of the grated cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, mint, and dried oregano. Season with Kosher salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.

Notes

You will most likely have more lamb than you need for these fries.  Use the additional lamb for tacos or pizza:

Greek Lamb Tacos

Mediterranean Lamb Flatbread

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes