Weeknight Cooking

Dinner Tonight: Lamb Sliders + Roasted Fries

December 31, 2012

Slap Fries? Srirachannaise? Viblanco's heavily spiced oven fries just sound like a party, and in fact taste just exactly the way they sound! And as for daisyt13's feta and cumin-topped lamb sliders, well they simply demand to be held (and nibbled) daintily in one hand, while you sip from your New Year's Eve bubbly with the other. It's dinner tonight, but it's also the bulk of a perfect New Year's Eve spread! Just ask a friend to bring dessert, add bubbly, and maybe a sweet little sequin number and presto! A marvelous -- and marvelously delicious -- celebration that, as always, comes together in just about an hour. Cheers! 

The Menu

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Roasted Slap Fries with Srirachannaise by viblanco

Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, Red Onions and Cumin Mayo by daisyt13

The Grocery List

Serves 4-6

4 medium potatoes (yellow or red)
1 pound ground lamb
6 thick slices of Greek feta
6 slider buns

We bet you've already got mayonnaise, sriracha, onion, cumin, turmeric, chili powder, coriander, mustard powder, dried oregano, salt, pepper, and olive oil. No? You'll be needing those, too! (Plus they're super handy for lots of things, we promise.)

The Plan 

1. Whip up the two flavored mayos (cumin and sriracha) and set them in the fridge.

2. Slice the potatoes, season them up, and place them in the oven to roast.

3. Season your ground lamb, form patties, and heat a cast iron skillet.

4. Cook the patties to your desired degree of doneness, and assemble the burgers. Pull out those slap fries and serve with lots of the flavored mayo on the side. Toast to a wonderful 2012 and to many good things to come in 2013! Alternatively, toast to simply getting dinner on the table, that's always celebration-worthy achievement. Salute!


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Miranda Rake

Written by: Miranda Rake

Miranda is a writer and editor in Portland, OR. She has a sweet, curious toddler, and is passionate about all of the usual things like farmers markets, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and swimming in the sea. She hates leaf blowers and writing in the third person. Until recently, she owned and operated a small jam company, as is typical for a Portland-based millennial like herself.