In the Kitchen

Ask Plated: What Is a Gyro?

The gyro sandwich, pronounced YEE-ROH, is traditionally made using lamb, beef, or pork combined with tomato, onion, and a yogurt sauce on pita bread.

The gyro is widely thought to have originated in Greece. It is a sandwich traditionally made using lamb, beef, or pork combined with tomato, onion, and a yogurt sauce on pita bread. Greek gyros are made with whole pieces of thinly sliced marinated pork skewered in a large stack on the rotisserie. Greek-American gyros are made from a large cone of seasoned minced lamb and beef—also cooked on the rotisserie. The pronunciation of the word itself is known to cause some ordering anxiety, but it sounds like YEE-ROH, with a hint of an almost silent “g” at the beginning.

 Enjoy it this week with the Steak Gyro with Greek Yogurt and Feta. 

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