Loaded Mediterranean American Lamb Fries

CategoryDifficultyBeginner
Yields4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time35 mins
 1 bag of frozen french fries, cooked according to package directions
 1 ½ lbs ground lamb
 1 small red onion, grated
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1 lemon, zested with microplane zester
 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
 1 tsp coriander
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
 Kosher salt
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
 Israeli salad (recipe below)
 Tzatziki (recipe below)
 Sliced olives
 Fresh torn mint or chopped parsley, for garnish
Israeli Salad
 1 cucumber, peeled and seeds removed, finely diced
 2 plum tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, finely diced
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 2 tbsp chopped parsley
 Kosher salt
Tzatziki
 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
 ½ cucumber, peeled
 1 lemon, juiced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
 ¼ tsp dried oregano
 Kosher salt
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!

3

For the Israeli Salad:
Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and season with Kosher salt.

4

For the Tzatziki:
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.

Ingredients

 1 bag of frozen french fries, cooked according to package directions
 1 ½ lbs ground lamb
 1 small red onion, grated
 4 cloves garlic, minced
 1 lemon, zested with microplane zester
 4 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
 1 tsp coriander
 1 tsp cumin
 1 tsp dried oregano
 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
 Kosher salt
 2 tbsp olive oil
 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
 Israeli salad (recipe below)
 Tzatziki (recipe below)
 Sliced olives
 Fresh torn mint or chopped parsley, for garnish
Israeli Salad
 1 cucumber, peeled and seeds removed, finely diced
 2 plum tomatoes, peeled and seeds removed, finely diced
 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 2 tbsp chopped parsley
 Kosher salt
Tzatziki
 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
 ½ cucumber, peeled
 1 lemon, juiced
 1 clove garlic, minced
 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint
 ¼ tsp dried oregano
 Kosher salt

Directions

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!

3

For the Israeli Salad:
Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and season with Kosher salt.

4

For the Tzatziki:
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.

Loaded Mediterranean American Lamb Fries

Recipe and photography courtesy of the American Lamb Board and Shared Appetite.