You will be pleasantly surprised at how similar this tastes to the shawarma (gyros) that is sold in our local restaurants. Mix the following together :
1) 3/4 of a cup of ground beef or lamb
2) 1 clove of garlic, finely minced
3) 1/2 tsp of dried oregano
4) Sprinkle of fresh cracked pepper
5) Salt to taste
6) Plastic wrap
7) 2 pita pockets
8) lettuce, sliced tomatoes and onions (if desired)
For the cucumber sauce, mix the following:
1) ) grate 1/4 of an English cucumber
2) 1 cup of either sour cream or youghurt
3) 1 tsp of vinegar
4) salt to taste
5) sprinkle of dried mint
7) sprinkle of fresh ground pepper
Let’s make the shawarma meat:
Take the meat mixture, from above, and place in between a folded plastic wrap. With a rolling pin, roll it out as thin as desired. I like mine rather thin.
Place in the freezer for about half an hour. It should be completely frozen.
Remove the plastic wrap–and with a scissors cut into strips.
I use the kitchen scissors to cut them into strips. Then place them either in a frying pan–without any oil, they will excrete some on their own– or place under the broiler.They take no more than 5 min to cook. Take them out, and cut them into smaller pieces and assemble your pita pocket sandwiches as desired.
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