Sunday, January 29, 2012
Pitas are the perfect way to serve a sandwich. The "built in" pockets allow for some interesting combinations. I'll be using these more in the future as well as maybe making them from scratch. For the following combo I made minted lamb patties first and garnished with a bit of balsamic, goat cheese and avocado. The choices are endless. Olives would have gone nicely in these as well.
For the lamb patties:
1 lb ground lamb
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tbsp chopped onion
1 Tbsp egg substitute (or use 1 egg white)
1 handful chopped mint
1 handful chopped basil
Mix the above well and make patties. Cook on a grill or in a skillet until done. Have on hand the garnishes you prefer. I broke apart the lamb patties to stuff them into the "pockets" better. For mine, I assembled the pitas with chopped lettuce, goat cheese, avocado, and thinly sliced cucumbers that were marinated in balsamic dressing. Roasted red pepper hummus would have been good inside; maybe next time!
If you don't like lamb, try them with ground chicken or turkey! Be creative in the kitchen...