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Homemade Pork Gyros

These delicous Homemade Prok Gyros are as close as you will get to authentic without being on a Greek island. Inspired but gyros tasted in Greece, these are made to perfection with pork only, tzatziki, and french fries just like those served in Greece
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek gyro, gyro, homemade pork gyro, pork gyro
Servings: 4 gyros

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lbs pork loin sliced thin
  • 3 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ lb potatoes about 4
  • 2 garlic cloves grated
  • 4 pitas
  • 2 plum tomatoes
  • ½ yellow onion
  • ¼ cup tzatziki

Instructions

  • If you are going to make my homemade tzatziki recipe, start by doing that first. If using store bought, procees to preparing the pork.
  • Slice pork loin as thin as possible. The easiest way to do this is when the pork is slightly forzen so that it is firm.
  • Place sliced pork in a shallow bowl and sprinkle oregano, paprika, salt, and ground black pepper. Grate in 2 garlic cloves. Lastly, pour oil over the seasoned pork and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and let it marinade in the refrigerator for at least one hour prior to cooking or overnight.
  • About 30 minutes before cooking the pork, prepare the french fries. You can use a small bag of pre cut french fries or make them home made. For this recipe, I used 4 butter potatoes (peeled, cut, and deep fried in canola oil).
  • Once fries are ready, set them aside. Take the pork out of the refrigerator about 10 minutes before cooking. Heat a large skillet on high heat, once hot, decrease to medium heat and add sliced pork in a single layer. Cook about 5-6 minutes or until pork is fully cooked through. If you slices are thicker, cooking time may be longer. Remove pork from heat.
  • Decrease heat to low and lighty toast each pita bread in the same pan used to cook pork in, about 30 seconds on each side. This is optional but pita will fold better when warm.
  • To asseble, spread tzatziki on each pita bread, add pork, tomatoes, onions, and fries. Evenly distribute pork and french fries among 4 pitas. Tomatoes, onions, and tzatziki can be added per preference, as much or as little as you would like.

Notes

  1. For a fresh and soft tasting pita bread, toast it on hot skilled used to cook the pork in for about 30 seconds on each side on low heat.
  2. If you are using my tzatziki recipe, it will make more than is needed for 4 gyros. You can make half of the batch or save the rest to use as a dipping sauce for your favorite vegetables. 
  3. Frozen pork is easier to slice into thin slices. I recommend freezing pork slightly prior to slicing to get a thin slice. If already frozen, slice prior to thawing.

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