WHAT IS A GYRO AND HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE IT?
While we love the warm, plush pita and cooling condiments, the gyro meat is the real star. It’s classically made from lamb, a combo of lamb and beef, or even chicken, is very generously seasoned with salt, herbs and spices, and is nothing short of an impossible-not-to-love flavor explosion.
A gyro (pronounced “yee-roh” or “jai-roh”) is a Greek dish made from meat that is cooked on a vertical rotisserie, sliced thin, and served with pita bread, vegetables, and tzatziki sauce. The meat is seasoned and marinated before cooking, which helps to infuse it with flavor and tenderize it. When sliced thinly, the meat can be wrapped in the pita bread with the other ingredients to make a delicious and satisfying sandwich. The word “gyro” comes from the Greek word “gyros,” which means “revolution” or “turn.” This refers to the way the meat is cooked, as it rotates slowly on the rotisserie. Ask for some French fries with it, and close your eyes as your taste buds take you into the depths of the Mediterranean beauty.
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