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Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce and Cucumbers

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By using lamb instead of beef, and feta cheese instead of American, we've given these burgers an international makeover, creating a Greek recipe that can't miss.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2007

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 8 slices country bread (each 1/2 inch thick), toasted, if desired
  • 1 Kirby cucumber, cut lengthwise into ribbons with a vegetable peeler

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine lamb, curry powder, and 2 sliced scallions; season generously with salt and pepper. Mix gently with a fork (do not overmix); form into 4 oval patties to fit on bread (each 1 inch thick).

  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Season patties with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and just cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes per side (reduce heat if browning too quickly).

  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix feta, yogurt, and remaining scallion, mashing cheese gently to combine; season with salt and pepper.

  4. Spread 4 slices of bread with feta mixture; top with cucumbers, lamb patties, and remaining bread.

Cook's Notes

Vegetable peelers can slice as well as peel; use one along the length of a Kirby. The ribbons will stay put on a burger and ensure some crunch in each bite.

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