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2006/05/09 22:28:42 (permalink)

gyro meat

Does anyone know where you can buy gyro meat on the internet? Thank you.
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    Tastytoo
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/10 20:43:28 (permalink)
    To get you started.

    http://www.kronosproducts.com
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/10 22:31:23 (permalink)
    Thank you for the reply Michael Hoffman. Have you tried there products? Not trying to be rude. I can search the web for the product. I'm justing looking for advice from someone that has tried the product.
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/10 22:54:35 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by holdem

    Thank you for the reply Michael Hoffman. Have you tried there products? Not trying to be rude. I can search the web for the product. I'm justing looking for advice from someone that has tried the product.


    I haven't bought such items online, but have a turkish grocery store near by that sells what is basically gyro meat. You may want to check if there is such a store in your area. Online foods that require over nite shipping (like meat) are usually too expensive for me!

    You may also want to check with a local greek restaurant and see if they will order you some.

    Good luck.
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/10 23:03:40 (permalink)
    Thanks Tony. I don't live close to any major city that would have such a store. I sure am craving a gyro............
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/10 23:08:19 (permalink)
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    Thanks Tony. I don't live close to any major city that would have such a store. I sure am craving a gyro............


    This place looks interesting...

    http://parthenonfoods.com/

    ...but like I said, I never tried it. They seem to sell relatively small amounts...so if you gotta have a gyro, maybe it is worth a shot. They have a lot of neat products!
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/11 05:21:32 (permalink)
    Mr HOFFMAN gave you great advice, Salonika's is a great supplier. We buy from there when we get a hankering for Greek food, not much of the way of that in Nevada, although we do provide our own grape leaves. Salonika's is a bit pricey when you add in the shipping costs, but well worth it. On the other hand we don't ever have to try to find a place to buy Basque food, we have that here
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/11 08:36:48 (permalink)
    As a some what frequent poster, I can't believe how rude some folks are getting... We're all here for the enjoyment of food, why lambast some one who asked a simple question. Grow up and be polite.. at least thats what my momma taught me. BTW Holdem.. welcome to Roadfood.
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/11 14:27:24 (permalink)
    Kronos makes a fine product. You'll find most Chicago gyros stands sell it. I prefer it cooked on the spit....but I neither own one or can eat that much gyro in a year
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/11 17:26:48 (permalink)
    Ground lamb (and some beef), spices, roast it. Comes out great. I think I got my recipe off the web from a google search. Some greek chef's site. It came out great. My wife and I used the meat in several dishes.

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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/12 10:48:09 (permalink)
    Here's how I have always made them. The seasoning is the way my family likes it but you can adjust to your taste.

    GYROS

    1 tsp. fennel seeds
    2 Tbs. boiling water
    1 Tbs chopped (very fresh) garlic
    2 onions, finely chopped
    ½ cup dry whole wheat bread crumbs
    2 eggs
    ¼ tsp. dried thyme
    1 tsp. dried sweet marjoram
    ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
    1 tsp. cumin powder
    1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
    2 ½ lbs. ground lamb, at least 1/6 fat by weight
    ½ lb. ground beef
    ½ cup minced parsley
    ¼ lb. fresh pork fat
    pita bread

    Slightly crush the fennel seeds and soak in the boiling water for 15 minutes.

    Process the garlic and onions together in a food processor or blender. Add the bread crumbs and eggs and mix until just combined. Add the fennel seeds and water, thyme, marjoram, cinnamon, cumin and cayenne and blend for 1 minute.

    Combine the garlic mixture with the lamb, beef and parsley. Mix until thoroughly combined but do not overmix. Fry a small amount to check the seasonings and add more if necessary.

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Thinly slice the pork fat and place a single layer on the bottom of a 9 X 5 inch loaf pan. Spoon in the meat mixture and top with another layer of pork fat. Cover the pan with foil. Crimp it near the top, or water could seep into the loaf.

    Place the loaf pan in a roasting pan. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan to halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Do not let the loaf pan float. You might need to put a custard cup weighted with dry beans on top if it floats. Bake for 1 ½ to 1 ¾ hours, until cooked through but not dry.

    Remove the pork slices on top. Do not drain the fat that forms around the loaf, as it helps to preserve the meat. Replace the foil and set another loaf pan, right side up, on top of the loaf, Weight it by putting several cans, or a large peanut butter jar filled with water in the empty loaf pan. Weight the loaf for 2 to 3 hours, then remove the weights.

    Refrigerate, then unmold when chilled. Wrap in plastic wrap, then foil, and store in the refrigerator.

    To serve, thinly slice the meat and grill or broil until the edges are slightly crispy. Some of the fat will melt out. Stuff into pita bread and serve with the usual accompaniments, like garlic yogurt sauce.

    Gyro loaf will keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week if tightly wrapped or frozen up to 3 months.



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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/12 15:05:23 (permalink)
    RubyRose, I'll probably never make your gyro loaf (only the 2 of us) but thanks for an outstanding recipe.
    It's interesting that we frequently shop at Parthenon Foods and always found it to be great but it's really a fairly small grocery store and I'd never guess that they had a web presence.
    BTW, most of our larger supermarkets carry pre-sliced frozen gyro product but we're blessed with quite a few outstanding gyro stands nearby so I don't see any reason to try it.
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/16 09:11:47 (permalink)
    Gyro is a take out food. Like sushi.
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    RE: gyro meat 2006/05/16 09:26:12 (permalink)

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/cooking/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_30420,00.html
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