Monday, September 26, 2011

Gyro!

Growing up in Chicago, I have the love for some serious beef sammies, Chicago Style Pizza... hot dogs (if you get me on the right day)... and some gyros.... YUM!

Gyros: A gyro ( /ˈjɪəroʊ/ yeer-oh, /ˈdʒaɪroʊ/ jy-roh,[1] /ˈʒɪəroʊ/ zheer-oh;[2] Greek: γύρος, [ˈʝiros], lit. 'turn') is a dish of meat roasted on a vertical spit (usually lamb), generally served as a sandwich, also called gyros, with tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce, wrapped in pita bread.

Now you and I both know my husband is not eating lamb... and I happened to stumbled upon a recipe for a chicken gyro. And it was delish! Even husband said he would have it again.... aaaaaaaand he wants to try a real gyro! woot woot!


Taziki Sauce:
8 oz container of plain greek yogurt
1 cucumber; peeled, seeded and diced
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbs dill
3 cloves garlic, peeled

In a food processor, combine all ingredients and process until well combined. Transfer to a separate dish, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for the best flavor

Chicken Gyro:
1 lb ground chicken
1/4 diced red onion
1 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp garlic powder
salt and ground pepper
2 tbs vegetable oil
1 small tomato
1/4 sliced red onion
1/2 tsp cumin
4 pitas

In a large bowl, combine chicken, diced onion, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste. With hands, mix until well combined. Form the mixture into 8 oval patties. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Cook patties until browned on all sides and cooked thorugh (roughly 12 minutes). Divide patties, sliced onion and tomatoes among pitas. Top with sauce. Fold and Serve.

Enjoy!

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1 comment:

  1. You must come to Fort Worth and eat a gyro at Paul's with me, DIVINE!

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