Gyro is a Greek meat dish cooked in a vertical rotisserie. It is derived from the lamb-based doner kebab, including shawarma and tacos al pastor.
In Greece, it is now mainly pork and chicken, while in the US and other countries, a mixture of beef and lamb is popular. It is typically served in a pita wrapped or stuffed with ingredients such as tomato, onion, and sauce tzatziki.
Gyros are incredibly easy to make at home, and for both lunch and dinner, they make a good sandwich. Use ground meat for this particular recipe. A lamb will definitely be favored for a more typical Greek taste, but beef also does an excellent job.
About Greek Gyro Recipe
Typically, fat trimmings are interspersed. Salt, spicy and sweet paprika, white and black pepper, dried parsley, garlic powder, and oregano are commonly included in spice mixes.
Certain spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, anise, coriander, fennel, allspice, and sumac are sometimes added.
By 1970, in Athens, as well as in Chicago and New York City, gyro wrapped sandwiches were already popular fast food. Today, it has several variations all over the world. For more Greek recipes, click here.
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