Discussion in 'Cooking & Water Purification' started by zelph, Jul 8, 2019.
Better than BACON
I'll be giving that one a try maybe later this week.
Looks interesting, but, heresy I say!
I’ve made it similar you really want to work it by hand and have enough fat in your mix or it falls apart. Your body heat melts the fat and then you refrigerate and it turns into a solid log. I do the same with burgers now
Wow that looks fantastic. I always assumed as a kid I'd hate lamb. In my early twenties I tried a gyro. Oh--My God! One of my favorite foods besides a greek salad with lamb and feta!
Greek food is amazing.
Once you taste this stuff right off the spit you'll never look back at bacon
@zelph you been huffin' those alcohol fumes again?
What did Andy do to get this treatment?
I was surprised to learn that Gyros are not actually Greek, but rather a concoction originating in Chicago.
Who cares where Gyros originated, they are good!!
Lol no idea... I fixed it lol
Grew up in Chicago, ate Chicago style hot dogs and gyro. The stuff is better than bacon!
In Crystal Lake eat at
The Village Squire (Crystal Lake)
One of my favorite places to eat:
2775 N Elston Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
In a hurry and need gyros on-the-go? Niko’s has a drive-thru suited for those who’d rather stay in the comforts of their car. The menu offers regular gyros as well as the chicken variety, and if you drop by on the weekends you can grab it as a special for less than $3.
Been there! Tasty! Only reason I go to Chicago is for the food lol
I prefer Al Pastor...the Mexican version
My favorite in Tijuana!!!!! I will be having my fill of Al Pastor(Adobada) in 2 weeks! We are headed there on a mission trip.
I’m not sure what the spicing is, maybe Adobo or a version of it, but it is delicious!!! It takes a lot of will power to not eat to gluttony.
And now my mouth is watering!
Tommy’s RedHots also has great Gyros here in CL.
Gyros in the car???? I think the smell would funkify a car for the life of a vehicle!
Not a huge fan of gyros, but a Halifax donair? Count me in!
Learning as we go:
These are things I can get behind!!!
I fell in love with Gyros while stationed in West Germany. It was available at every bonhauf/ train station. I loved it. But I'm sorry.......they ain't nothing better than bacon !
GreekTown is a favorite of ours. Easy access off the interstate, or a short walk from both train stations.
Thanks for sharing this!
Alton Brown has a good recipe for making it at home. I've done it a few times, very tasty.
Have not had any of that version but I can say with a certainty....I will like it a whole lot better than bacon
Over the years alcohol vapors have tainted my taste buds
It's a glorified gyro....I could get to like that recipe really easy
great history read about the Donair:
In the early 1970s, restaurateur Peter Gamoulakos wanted to share the flavours of his homeland-Greece with the residents of Halifax by introducing the Gyro. Peter soon realized that the taste of the traditional Gyro was not received well, so he decided to make some adjustments. He replaced the lamb with a spiced ground beef and the tzatziki with a sweet sauce he created.
This uniquely delicious combination of spice and sweet became what we now know as Donair meat and Donair sauce. Peter perfected the Donair recipe in 1973 when he opened King of Donair on Quinpool Road in Halifax, Nova Scotia. King of Donair (KOD) would become the first Donair shop in all of Canada!
@Big ian @zelph Interesting!!
So the Halifax Donair seems to basically be an all beef Gyro, but also interesting is that it seems to be a corruption of the word Doner which looks like it is used more by the Turkish to describe the same vertical spit roast which is referred to as gyros by the Greeks! Check out Wikipedia about Doner Kebab here
Now here is a rabbit hole! But I still love the food and in the UK, Doner Kebabs are standard fare on the way home after kicking out time at the pubs (bars) LOL
ETA Forgot to say thanks for the recipe too.
This post makes me hungry!
Thanks for the link OJ. At the link it said: with sumac,
Sumac has a very nice flavor. I've used it in place of salt. Anyone out there use sumac on a regular basis?
Yes, in a spice called Za’atar, made with hyssop, sumac, toasted sesame seed and salt:
I am now officially jonesing for a gyro.
Off to Luke’s in Carpentersville!
I like different meats,but .................................with much love and respect nothing beats bacon
I agree, nothing beats bacon
I love Gyros but Donairs? They're a little piece of Heaven on Earth. I have to go get stove fuel today and there will be a Donair stop now, as well as a hunt for Sumac seasoning. Thanks guys!
The Donair place wasn't open yet but I did find this on my morning errands. Can't wait to try it. Thanks guys!!
And - mission accomplished:
Im thinking about making some gyro meat out of some deer in the freezer.
I'll let you guys know how it rolls
The one I had on the week was pitful. There is Sumac flavoured chicken thighs on my charcoal grill now, though. Thanks again, guys!!
The cucumber sauce adds a nice flavor!
Sounds like a good plan, look forward to your results.
Thanks for reminding me!
I have short term memory issues
The ingredients in preparing will help your memory
I had a boss that made his sauce. IIRC. It was rather simple. Yogurt (he also mixed in sour cream) shredded cucumber lemon & salt. Maybe some garlic but I can't remember.
He was a Greek guy that owned a pizza place. He only knew how to make 4 things! But those 4 things were the best I ever had.
Roast Leg of Lamb
The cucumber sauce
Get his cucumber recipe and share it with us
I just gave it to ya!
He never measured anything. Even his pizza dough.
Ok got, 1 gallon sour cream, 9 large cuqs, 17 lemons and 10 tablespoon salt. That aught to do it
Oh yah, 5 whole garlic
Forgot the yorgurt