I'll be honest — gyros kind of freak me out. This coming from the girl who married into a Greek family. I love lamb, but that stuff you find spinning around on a metal skewer at fairs and festivals and hole-in-the-wall dive restaurants scares the heck out of me. Is it even lamb? I don't want to know...
My husband assures me, though, that in Greece it's real lamb. He has fond memories of, as a 12-year-old, visiting his grandparents in "the old country" and getting real gyros and souvlaki on the side of the road from an old woman selling them, her donkey beside her (I'm not even making this up, swear).
I'd like to think these gyro sandwiches are similar to that roadside stand. Real lamb, lots of oregano, a garlicky feta spread (because I like it better than the liquidy mess that tzatziki creates), cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and a pita. Instead of stuffing everything inside the pita, though, it gets pressed like a sandwich. It's a hot-lunch American spin on a Greek classic.
Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 10 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes
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For the whipped feta
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