Do you love Greek food? The most commonly known Greek food in the United States is probably the gyro. It a spicy delight! Gyros are traditionally made from shaved slices of meat that are roasted on a vertical spit. The meat can be spiced pork, lamb, beef, chicken, or a combination, depending on the region and preference. It's typically served on a pita with various sauces and toppings.
My recipe below uses ground, grass-fed lamb. Lamb has a distinctive, wonderful flavor that is loved worldwide. (You'll never say it tastes like chicken; it's much better.) I think these gyros are as delicious as you can find at any restaurant. Opa! (That's "cheers" in Greek.)
Do you know how to pronounce "Gyro"?
I don't speak Greek myself, but it is a big part my family heritage. In fact, my great-great aunt, Maslina (Olive) Grancharova, was a famous guerrilla fighter in the 1903 Ilinden Uprising in the (former) Macedonian part of Greece & Bulgaria. Here's her photo. She was one warrior, bad-ass woman, and I like to think I have a little of her in myself! ;-)
I love to learn about my heritage and about Greek cooking, especially since the Mediterranean diet principles are very healthy. I also love that non-Greeks love to enjoy the wonderful cuisine from Greece. Gyros are a great introduction to the wonderful flavors.
Gyro pronounced "yer-oh". (And you roll the R a little.) There, now ya know! ;-)
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