Recipe by LAURIE
My kids love gyros but the frozen ones you can buy at the store lack the special taste and cuke sauce that the authentic ones have. This is a quick to fix copycat that also has the cuke sauce. It is a nice change of pace. Marinating time is not included. Posted for the Zaar World tour to Greece.
Top Review by Rachie P
I made some modifications to ours, but we still really enjoyed it. I added about a 1/4 tsp basil to the marinade, some sea salt, pepper, & a pinch of sugar. Also I only used about 2T of lemon juice since I used fresh-squeezed & didn't want it to over power the pork. Then, I placed my pork strips OVER sliced red & yellow onions in a 9x13 pan, and baked them about 20 minutes at 350. To the cucumber sauce, i just added salt & pepper. It was a great combo of flavors, & I'll be making it again! Wonderful summer time dinner. I served i it with "KittenCals Famous Greek Salad". Yummmmmm!
- 4 (5 ounce) boneless pork chops
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
- 1⁄2 cup lemon juice
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 medium peeled and chopped cucumber
- 1⁄2 teaspoon crushed garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried dill
- 4 halfed pita bread rounds
- 1 small thinly sliced red onion
Directions See How It's Made
- Cut pork chops crosswise into thin slices, place in a large resealable bag.
- Combine olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, garlic and oregano.
- Pour marinade over pork, seal bag and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber, garlic and dill.
- Cover and refrigerate.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Drain marinade from pork chops and place pork in a single layer on a shallow pan. Roast until crisp, about 10 minutes.
- Open each pita half to form a pocket. Distribute pork among each half.
- Top each sandwich with some chilled yogurt mixture and sliced onions.