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Gyro Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka Gyro Melt)

Gyro Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka Gyro Melt)

April is national grilled cheese month and grilled cheese sandwiches have been on my mind a lot so it is no surprise that when I was thinking about what to do with the roast lamb leftovers, a grilled cheese sandwich came to mind. Before I knew it I was thinking about a lamb gyro grilled cheese sandwich filled with all of my favourite gyro fillings including tzatziki, feta, toamtoes and onions. With all of the ingredients pretty much decided the only real question was what cheese was I going to use and a Greek melty cheese like kasseri was definitely the way to go. I was a little concerned that with the tzatziki in the sandwich it might come out a little soggy so I used a nice thick Greek style yogurt, squeezed the excess liquid from the cucumber and used day old bread for the grilled cheese to make sure that everything turned out right and it did. These gyro grilled cheese sandwiches turned out pretty big with all of the fillings but they were oh so good! You can just imagine combining two already great things, gyros and grilled cheese sandwiches and you get something even better!

Gyro Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka Gyro Melt)

I served the gyro melts with some of the roast potatoes left over from the roast lamb dinner along with a salad.

Gyro Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka Gyro Melt)

Gyro Grilled Cheese Sandwich (aka Gyro Melt)

A massive grilled cheese sandwich with all of the flavours of a gyro including succulent slow roasted lamb, juicy tomatoes, sweet onion, garlicky tzatziki, salty feta, and plenty of melted cheese.


Servings: makes 1 sandwich

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 2 slices bread
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup kasseri or mozzarella, room temperature and shredded
  • 2 tablespoons feta, room temperature and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup slow roast lamb, warm
  • 2 slices tomato, room temperature
  • sweet onion to taste, sliced or diced
  • 2 tablespoons tzatziki, room temperature
Directions
  1. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat.
  2. Butter the outside of each slice of bread, sprinkle half of the cheeses on the inside of one slice of bread, top with the roast lamb, tomato, onion, tzatziki, the remaining cheese and finally the other slice of bread.
  3. Add the sandwich to the pan and grill until golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes per side.

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22 comments:

vanillasugarblog said...

gyro melt!
excellent.
can never get enough of the gyros.
are you changing your logo? i loved the old one though :-(

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan said...

hell yeah! I think that's what you should call your ebook because whenever I see a new recipe post on closet cooking thats what I always say to myself. hell yeah I want a gyro grilled cheese!

Antonio Rios said...

Awesome, soon as I get a little wealthier, I'm gonna start eating a little healthier. Plus, it'll make me popular with a special lady in the future to surprise her with some of these recipes.

bellini said...

Now there's a sandwich that packs a punch Kevin!

Mimi said...

Holy cow! I may try this tomorrow with some leftover roast pork. I'm sure it was amazing with lamb, but I don't want to wait!

Elizabeth said...

The grilled cheese possibilities are endless!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mighty scrumptious! A great idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

Cité Paradis said...

Gyros<3 :)

http://citeparadis.blogspot.com/

Nash Nordin said...

I love grilled cheese! This one looks really, really good!

mireia badia said...

You make the best sandwiches EVER!

Kevin said...

Mimi: Pork would definitely work as w ell! I was already thinking about a chicken souvlaki version.

Joanne said...

grilled cheese is definitely as "bigger is better" type of situation and you stuffed these with all sorts of heaven. I tend to think all sandwiches are better with melted cheese, so gyros had it coming!

Southern Sassie Girls said...

Just found you via Perfecting the Pairing, this looks really good! Thanks.

Cindy Sue

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

LOOKS fantastics, as always! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Amelia Rodriguez said...

This looks so good.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

wow, I could use one of those right now!

Kee Garcia said...

White cheese or Kesong Puti would be a nice substitute if I'm going to make it here in our place.

Junglefrog said...

Now that is my kind of sandwich! You're making me seriously hungry now.

Jada said...

Very clever--I looooove gyros so I will have to try this one!

Aggie said...

Wow Kevin!!! this is awesome!

kita said...

Im working my way through my reader and a minute ago, I would have said I was full. Uncomfortably so...

And then I opened this post and my stomach started growing. Lamb didn't get to a price that I was willing to dish out the cash for it in my area but I may have to bite the bullet, just for the leftovers now.

amymimikim said...

can you please make me these haha

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