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Gyros Recipe
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Greek Gyros Recipe Easy Step By Step Tutorial

Difficulty: Medium
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time12 hrs 31 mins
Keyword: Dinner, Pork, Wrap
Servings: 4 Wraps
Calories: 858kcal

Ingredients

For The Gyros:

  • 500 grams Pork Pancetta
  • 1 small onion cut in 4
  • 1/2 green bell pepper cut in 4
  • 3 large garlic cloves chopped
  • 80 ml red wine vinegar
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • the juice out of half a lemon

For The Tzatziki Dip:

  • 250 grams full fat Greek yogurt
  • 100 grams cucumber
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper

For The Gyros Wraps:

  • 4 Pita flatbreads
  • 1 medium-sized potato peeled and cut into chips
  • 8 large slices of tomato
  • 1/2 small onion sliced
  • fresh parsley chopped
  • sweet paprika powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 parchment paper sheets 20x32 cm or 8x12 inch
  • frying oil
  • olive oil

Instructions

Making The Marinade 1 Day Before:

  • Add all the Gyros ingredients except of the Pancetta in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat.
  • Add the pieces of Pancetta into a food container . Pour the hot marinade over the Pancetta. Once it reaches room temperature, refrigerate overnight or for up to 24 hours.

Cooking The Gyros:

  • Preheat oven to 250°C / 482°F.
  • In a medium-sized baking pan, add the Pancetta along with the marinade.
  • Cook for about 50 minutes to 1 hour. Let the Pancetta cook for most of the time on one side. Then turn it and finish off by cooking it on the other side. (This way you give a nice golden brown crust on one side, while the other stays more juicy and soft, just like a Gyros that has been cooked on the rotisserie).
  • Let the Pancetta cool for a few minutes before cutting. Then cut the pieces first in half and then to long strips.
  • Transfer back to the pan to keep it warm until you are ready to roll your Gyros wrap.

Making The Tzatziki:

  • In a small bowl add the yogurt. In same bowl, grate the cucumber using a hand grater (not too thick not too thin).
  • Add the rest of the Tzatziki ingredients and mix well.

Cooking The Pita Bread:

  • Add a splash of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan. Heat over medium-high heat. Cook each Pita Bread for about 2 minutes on each side. NOTE: Do not cook the Pita too crispy as it won't wrap easily later on.

Cooking The Potato Chips:

  • Fry the potato chips in hot frying oil until golden and crispy. Set aside on paper towel.

Making The Wraps:

  • Take one piece of parchment paper on your palm.
  • Add a Pita Bread on top. Place it right at corner of the paper.
  • Spread a spoonfull of Tzatziki all over the Pita Bread.
  • Add some pieces of Gyros, a few potato chips, 2 slices of tomato, a few onions, sprinkle some chopped parsley on top. Season with paprika, salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze everything to come together and close the wrap.
  • Push the wrap more tightly at the bottom to create a cone like shape.
  • Roll the parchment paper all around the wrap .
  • Fold the excess parchment paper at the bottom of the wrap into a strip.
  • Fold the strip upwards towards the bottom of the wrap. Tuck in tightly at the bottom.
  • If you wrap isn't tight enough, add a piece of aluminum foil to hold it together.

Notes

if you can't find Pancetta you can instead use pork neck or pork belly. If you use belly though, make sure you remove the outer layer of fat.

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Nutrition

Calories: 858kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 784mg | Potassium: 874mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g