Cooking with Fire: DIY Doner Kebab

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A great doner kebab is a thing of wonder. Fresh hot pita stuffed with juicy lamb, crisp lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and topped off with hot sauce and a bit of tahini sauce (and sometimes a few French fries!), it’s not an easy dish to pull off at home. The lamb is cooked in a tall stack, turning on a spit, for one. But there’s an easy (or easier) way to make it at home!

We wouldn’t say this method is exactly easy, but it sure beats any other way we can think of to replicate the roasted lamb doner kebabs are based on. It involves grinding lamb and mixing it with breadcrumbs, garlic, onion and herbs. Then the mixture is formed into patties and essentially cooked into a cylinder and cooked using a blowtorch. Whether you’re looking for another use for your culinary blowtorch or just having a massive craving for doner kebab, this recipe could give your street cart kebab man a run for his money.

Get the recipe: The DIY doner kebab at the Guardian UK

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