Monday, June 4, 2012

Homemade Gyro

So like most new things I try, I read half the directions and then...stop. I like to do things myself.  I'm crazy and stupid like that.  Check out what we had for dinner last week...that's right...homemade gyros.  YUM. 



So you want to start with the following ingredients, mix well, mold it into a loaf and set aside in the fridge for a couple of hours.  That way the meat can set up and marinate with all of the yummy spices.   You're supposed to use a food processor to blend everything together (and you need to for the proper texture) but I was tired and hungry and grumpy. You're also supposed to use lamb.  I love lamby pies so....no. 

2 Lbs of Hamburger Meat 
1 Tbs of Dried Marjoram 
1 Tbs of Dried Italian Seasoning 
1/2 Onion, Grated 
4 Cloves of Garlic, Chopped 
2 Tsp Sea or Kosher Salt 
Black Pepper 


We have a rotisserie and every other cooking device you can imagine.  I LOVE our rotisserie.  It gets the outside of the meat super crispy, and allows a lot of the unnecessary fat to render out and collect at the bottom.  You can also cook this like a meat loaf if you don't have a rotisserie.  


This was on 475 degrees for about an hour. You just want the outside to get super crispy.  


During the week I try to not eat like a frat boy.  The operative word is TRY folks.  This isn't exactly healthy but it it's one of the more healthy things I ate last week.  Enter the homemade gyro Greek salad.  


All I did was chop up some Romaine, toss it with some store bought Greek dressing, crumbled some feta, and threw in some cherry tomatoes.  
 
Check out how golden and delicious the outside of the meat got...
  
I'm going to try this again soon and make home made tzatziki to go with it.  Opaaaaahhhh.  Stay hungry! 

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