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American Gyros
March 07, 2018

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.

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