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What do you put in your Gyro?

Asked by RandomMrdan (7433points) January 15th, 2009

I’m going out soon to a greek restaurant to have a gyro…I normally just have lettuce, banana peppers, and the sauce they put in it..with of course the lamb

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aprilsimnel's avatar

Ooh, maybe some babaganoush if it’s available?

Jamspoon's avatar

Oh god, mmm, mmm. Honestly I just ate a beautiful sandwich but now I am salivating all over again as a parade of gyros prances across my neocortex.

All needlessly prosaic replies aside, there’s a place here called Siedman’s Sausage, and they make the absolutely best gyros you can get within at least 400sq kilometers, at least. And to be honest, I’m with you on going somewhat spartan when it comes to the accoutrements only because I trust in my Gryo Guy—what the Gyro Guy recommends, I do, I like to keep life simple when I can.

Though aprilsimnel brings up an excellent point!

KrystaElyse's avatar

Mmmm, babganoush and pita chips are sooooo goood! I usually like onion, olives, tomatoes, lettuce, feta, and tzatziki sauce on mine!

charliecompany34's avatar

what’s in that tzatziki sauce anyway?

KrystaElyse's avatar

Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, pepper, dill, sometimes lemon juice and parsley or mint is added.

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scamp's avatar

@charliecompany34 remember the thread where I posted the recipie for tzatziki sauce? I’ll see if I can find it again. @RandomMrdan tell them to put lots of this on yours!!
Here is the recipe

zina's avatar

Gyros in Budapest, Hungary are AMAZING (and much better compared to the US gyros I’ve had – but I have no idea how they’re similar/different than the Mediterranean/Middle Eastern versions).

Here, they typically include (as best as I can tell):
– meat (seems like chicken/pork – light rotisserie/marinated/no-idea-how-seasoned meat)
– raw cucumber, lettuce, tomato, purple cabbage, maybe pickled veggies (cabbage-like)
– grilled onion
– raw onion (although many people ask to leave this out, for bad breath)
– tzatziki sauce
– some kind of spicy red sauce if you say you want it spicy
– the pita is microwaved so it’s soft and warm (not grilled)

They end up being at least as much veggies as meat – a pretty balanced meal – salty/oily mixed with crunchy fresh and so flavorful, and just overall warm and delicious. I had one for dinner tonight – my mouth is still watering…...

asmonet's avatar

The meat, lettuce, extra feta, extra tzatziki sauce and cucumbers. No onions, no tomato.
And some baklava.

stevenb's avatar

The meat, cucumbers, green peppers, sprouts, tzatziki sauce, and red onions. Other times just meat, tzatziki sauce, onions and tomatos.

RandomMrdan's avatar

thanks guys…I had it my usual way tonight, but I’ll be sure to try it differently next time!

Jack79's avatar

I’m in Greece right now and had one yesterday. It had pork, bacon and onions, as well as mustard and red peppers. I didn’t really chose it that way, the woman just kept putting whatever she thought in it while I was talking to my friend.

My usual choice is onions only, and only if they’re fresh.

Ashpea9288's avatar

Can you believe I’ve been in college for three years and have never had a gyro? It’s part of the college student staple diet! The falafal gyro at Happy Greek sounds pretty damn amazing but I’ve never ended up ordering it.

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