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May 31, 2023

Spiced American Lamb Pita Chips with Whipped Feta Recipe

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Recipe Provided By
"Lindsey Eats"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

25 min

Total Time

35 min

Servings

4

lamb loin chops with cucumber mint salad and sweet and smoky tahini

Ingredients

For Your Whipped Feta

  • 1 (7oz) block Feta cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 ice cube

For Your Spiced Lamb

  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, (finely diced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1 pound ground American Lamb
  • Salt and pepper to taste

To Assemble:

  • Pita chips
  • Calabrian chili paste
  • Chili oil/chili paste of your choice (optional)
  • Parsley, (roughly chopped), for garnish

Directions

Begin to make your whipped feta. In a blender, stand mixer or food processor, whip your feta: add in feta, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, yogurt, honey, salt, pepper and 1 ice cube (this helps it get smooth!)

Mix well and whip until fully combined and creamy. Store in the fridge, covered, to set until ready to use.

Next, make your American spiced lamb. In a wok or skillet on medium high, drizzle on olive oil. Add in your diced onions and season with salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, smoked and regular paprika, as well as chili flakes. Let everything sweat out for 4-5 minutes.

Add in your ground lamb and brown, using a spatula to break apart the lamb into tiny pieces to allow for even browning, on medium high heat. Adjust to low when browning is complete.

Once your lamb mixture is fully combined, and cooked through, and crisped, remove and set aside (around 20-25 minutes depending on desiring crispiness!)*

*Note: The USDA recommends ground lamb reach an internal temperature of 160F.

Optional: To make your own pita chips, take 3-4 slices of pita and slice into triangles. Season with salt, pepper and olive oil. Bake at 300 degrees F for about

15-20 minutes until crunchy. Dust paprika and flakey salt when removed from the oven. Alternatively, you can just buy ready-made pita chips.

Now, time to assemble! Spread your whipped feta on your pita chip, then top with your lamb mixture, a small spoon of chili paste and finish with chopped parsley and a little bit of flakey salt. Repeat, add all your appetizers on a tray and serve.

Alternatively, you can serve this to be assembled table side. To display, keep a bowl of pita chips. On a platter, spread on your whipped feta, with all your ground lamb in the center, top with parsley and allow guests to make their own as well to dip/spread on their own chip.

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