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June 23, 2022

Loaded Mediterranean American Lamb Fries


Recipe Provided By
"Shared Appetite"
Prep Time

-- min

Cook Time


Total Time

30 min



Loaded Mediterranean American Lamb Fries


American Lamb Fries

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small red onion, grated
  • 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, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bag frozen French fries, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Israeli Salad, recipe follows
  • Tzatziki, recipe follows
  • Sliced olives
  • Fresh torn mint or chopped parsley, for garnish 

Israeli Salad

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


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


In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground lamb, garlic, onion, lemon zest, mint, coriander, cumin, oregano and cayenne pepper; season generously with salt. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown lamb mixture, breaking into bite-size pieces as it cooks with a wooden spoon, until fully cooked; remove from heat. 

Top cooked French fries with cooked lamb; sprinkle generously with feta cheese, and spoon on Israeli salad and Tzatziki. Top with olives and mint or parsley. 

For the Israeli Salad: In a small mixing bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, oil and lemon juice; season with salt. 

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 yogurt, 3 tablespoons grated cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, mint and oregano; season with salt. Adjust seasonings as desired.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Loaded Mediterranean American Lamb Fries without toppings
Loaded Mediterranean American Lamb Fries
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