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Gyros: the tasty recipe for stuffed Greek pita

Gyros: the tasty recipe for stuffed Greek pita


peanut oil (for frying)

Il gyrosalso called gyros pita, is a typical dish of Hellenic cuisine, one street food much loved, similar to kebab, made with pork, vegetables and tzatziki, the famous sauce made with natural Greek yogurt, cucumbers, extra virgin olive oil and garlic. A must in Greek taverns and inns, it can also be served on the plate. In its traditional version the meat is marinated with spices and herbs, cooked on a large vertical spit and cut into thin slices; it is then placed inside the pita, the classic bread baked in a round and soft pan, and topped with tzatzikitomatoes, salad, onion and chips.

The recipe we offer you today is the housewife variant del gyros: the pork loin is, in fact, cut into thin strips, and then baked in the oven, for an equally excellent result that will not make you regret the original. The important thing is to season the meat well with extra virgin olive oil, salt and mixed pepper, freshly ground, then cook it until it is well browned. Vegetables need to be cut very subtlyto blend perfectly with tzaztiki sauce and french fries.

Rich and greedy, gyros is perfect for a quick but substantial lunch, or for one fun dinner and delicious with friends. To make the meat even more tender and flavorful, you can marinate it with your favorite spices and herbs, such as paprika, sweet curry, cumin, rosemary and bay leaf. You can prepare the pita in time and heat it when needed, storing it in a food bag or in an airtight container so that it does not dry out too much and remains soft. You can also add other vegetables, such as cucumber slices, and replace the tzatziki with a spicy or yogurt sauce.

Find out how to prepare it by following the step by step procedure and advice.

How to make gyros

Cut the pork into strips 1.

Transfer the meat to a bowl 2.

Pour a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil 3.

Add the freshly ground mixed pepper 4.

Season with a pinch of salt 5.

Stir thoroughly to flavor the meat well 6.

Place the meat on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper 7.

Bake at 180 ° C for about 20 minutes 8.

Cut the tomato into strips 9.

Do the same with the salad leaves, after washing and blotting them with a paper towel 10.

Slice the onion 11. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and wash them under cold running water.

Cut the potatoes into slices 12.

Make potato sticks 13.

Let the potatoes dry for 5 minutes 14 or dab it carefully with a dry cloth. In this way they will be more crunchy.

Heat the peanut oil 15.

Fry the potato sticks until golden and crisp 16.

Drain the potatoes on a plate, lined with kitchen paper 17.

The fried potatoes are ready 18.

Once cooked, the meat will be well browned 19. Keep it warm.

Heat the pita bread and place it on a plate as you go 20.

Arrange the hot pita on a plate to begin assembling the ingredients to make the gyros 21.

Add two teaspoons of tzatziki sauce to the pita 22.

Spread the sauce all over the pita, leaving the edges empty 23.

Add the pork fillets 24.

Arrange the salad and tomatoes on top of the meat 25.

Add the onion 26.

Finally, complete with the chips 27.

Close the gyros starting from the bottom, as if to create a fan 28.

Serve the gyros at the table hot, wrapped in paper for food or in hamburger bags 29.


Gyros should be eaten hot and freshly prepared. Any type of storage is not recommended.

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