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3.7.18 Followed this recipe to the letter, and there was one ingredient that I had reservations about, but I added it anyway, and that was cinnamon. After the meat came out of the oven, I sliced off a small piece, and OMG could I taste that spice. I told my husband there was one thing I didn’t like about the meat but didn’t tell him what, and asked him to take a bite. He immediately said it’s the cinnamon, and I don’t like it either. We live fairly close to a large Greek community in Florida, and I’ve had many, many delicious gyros over the years, and never tasted even a hint of cinnamon. This recipe certainly measures up very well, but WITHOUT the cinnamon. This is so easy to make, can be made in advance, and I love how quickly you can get a good quality gyro on the table in the evening. The cinnamon may be a personal taste issue with me, but I’ll be making this recipe again, and will just omit the cinnamon making it a 5-star recipe for me. ••••UPDATE 5.5.18: Had some in the freezer so I used the mandolin to slice the meat which cut it thinner than possible with a knife, perfectly to be honest . Just really tasty. This recipe is better than most gyros you'll find at restaurants.
This was easy and it turned out great. I made this when my wife and I invited a couple of neighbors over for a simple dinner. Everyone loved it.
The only thing I'll do differently next time is I will reserve the juices from the meat after baking it, to use instead of oil when I fry the slices. I think I may have wasted some of the flavor by not doing that.?
Finally! A recipe that's as good as people review that it is. I would have submitted a picture, but as soon as I set the platter down, hubby and two teenage son devoured it. Served with cucumbers, rice and hummus. Wonderful wonderful! Thanks Chef John!
This version of gyro meat is very tasty. It was even better left over...but in our house there was very little left after the four kids inhaled it! Hubby made the pickled onions to go with as well as the Chef John tzatziki sauce. We also had eldest DD make grilled Naan bread. Kalamatas, lettuce, tomato, and feta and these we were amazing!
Wow - were these good. The way the meat was cooked first chilled sliced and fried in olive oil is what makes them so crispy and delicious and authentic. Made twice as it is a new family fave. Used Naan bread and tomatos and cucumbers from the garden. I couldn't find lamb so used 1 lb. of meatball mix and 1 lb of ground pork. Delish!
This was an amazing and simple recipe. My family was impressed. I sent some to a friend and he claimed that it was better than his regular gyro place. I have yet to try a Chef John recipe that disappoints. Awesome.
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