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Homemade Pork Gyros

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Ingredients

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For the pork gyros
1 pork tenderloin, cut into strips
1 clove garlic, chopped
½ red onion, sliced
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon oregano
thyme
rosemary
½ tablespoon honey
For the tzatziki
1 cucumber
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
500 grams (1.1 lbs) yogurt
1-2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
salt & ground pepper
For Serving
4 pita breads
1 red onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced

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Homemade Pork Gyros

The most iconic Greek street food

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  • Serves 2
  • Medium

Ingredients

  • For the pork gyros

  • For the tzatziki

  • For Serving

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It took us a while to feature a gyros recipe because we focused recently on more vegetarian dishes, but the time has come for one of the most iconic Greek street-food dishes ever – homemade pork gyros! We feature pork tenderloin as the main ingredient, and we made sure to achieve extra tenderness by marinating the meat in a blend of herbs, oil, vinegar, and honey. The pork is prepared in a frying pan and served inside a pita bread with tzatziki, onion, and tomato.

Steps

1
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Begin with preparing the pork gyros: cut the tenderloin into thin strips and place them in a large bowl. Add garlic, onion, olive, oil, vinegar, and herbs and combine squeezing with your hands. To finish, add honey, cover the bowl, and place it into the fridge for at least 2 hours, and preferably overnight.

2
Done

Heat a large, non-sticking pan. Toss in the pork with the entire marinade and sauté for 1 minute without stirring. Then, turn the ingredients on the other side and sauté for another minute, until the meat is browned and crispy on the outside, but still soft and juicy on the inside.

3
Done

Now, prepare the tzatziki sauce. Pulse olive oil and garlic in a food processor until the garlic is completely smooth and no chunks are left behind. Grate the cucumber, season with salt, and leave for 10 minutes. Now, drain the water out of the cucumber by wrapping it in a towel or a firm kitchen cloth and squeezing it with your hands. Mix cucumber, blended garlic, olive oil, yogurt, vinegar, salt, and pepper, and put in a refrigerator to cool completely.

4
Done

Preheat the oven to 250°C/480°F. Brush both sides of pita breads with some oil and season them with salt, pepper, and oregano. Bake for 1 minute.

5
Done

To finish, spread some tzatziki on the pita bread, arrange the gyros on top, and add sliced tomato and onion. If you want to, you can also stuff some fried potatoes and lettuce in the pita bread. Wrap the pita bread like a sandwich and serve.

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