Sunday, August 5, 2012

We Made Greek Gyro Sandwiches


The other day my boyfriend, Anthony, and I were trying to figure out what we wanted to eat... We were starving and feeling kinda blah about the choices we had at home and nearly went out to a restaurant to eat when he got the amazing idea to get a couple of groceries to make Greek Gyros!

He introduced me to Greek Food a few years ago, and since then I've been hooked. I just love how good it is, simple the ingredients and very fresh everything I've seen is. What's great about this recipe is you really can alter it to your tastes, your preferences of veggies & meat. And it turned out wonderfully!

This was an amazing dish that we were able to make together. He made the tzakiki sauce & chopped the veggies, I was at the meat station & finished the plating. Did I mention they were delicious?
How We Made Greek Pork Gyros

Gyro Meat
Preheat Stove to a low-medium heat.

Thinly slice (2) Pork Loin Chops & combine with the following ingredients:
1-2 Tablespoons of White Wine Vinegar (moisten the meat), pinch or two of pepper & sea salt*, chopped garlic. Add all of these to taste, its really just to season the meat for flavor.

Cook over stove top*, until lightly browned. Feel free to add more white wine vinegar as you cook to keep the meat moist, it really paid off for us in the end.
*Suggested ingredient: Oregano (we didn't have it on us).
*We used  a cast iron skillet but any skillet should do.

Tzatziki Sauce*
Combine the following ingredients in a food processor or blender, (may alter to taste):
1/4 of a chopped cucumber*,  2-3oz of feta cheese, spoonful of chopped Garlic, .2 oz chopped fresh dill,  a couple of splashes of lemon juice & about 16-20oz Greek Yogurt to mix & blend to a smooth consistency.

Put into a covered bowl or container and let it sit in the fridge for about 2 hours*.
*Recipe scaled down to smaller size
*Remove middle portion & seeds,  get as dry as possible blending.
*We were starving, so we omitted the last step.

Toppings
Cut up the following vegetables* into small bite size pieces: (1) sweet onion, (2) handfuls of spinach, couple of mushrooms, & (1) tomato. 
*Add or omit veggies you prefer.


Plating
We went with a flat honey wheat bread, but pitas would have been wonderful too! 

Pile your meat & veggies on the bread, top with tzakiki sauce & Enjoy!

: : Celeste : :

2 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious. My host mom wanted Greek food the other day but the pre-made, frozen gyro meat she bought was not all that great. Maybe I can convince her to give this a try!

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    1. It was really good, used all fresh veggies & it was pretty darn easy! We have tons of extra sauce left over, and we ended up doing a Greek style pizza last night & going to try to use it up with more gyros. lol

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