This was such a fun recipe to make, and I felt so accomplished afterwards because it worked on the first try! That’s always a good sign, when something you think will be hard (after all, we usually pay for take out when we feel like this), turns out to not only be incredibly easy, but also fool-proof. The only mistake I made was thinking this was the perfect meal to make for my Mom before she went on a trip… to Greece, lol. Don’t be intimidated at the thought of making gyros at home. I made it on the rotisserie on the BBQ, but don’t worry if you don’t have one (or it’s the middle of winter and standing in a foot of snow doesn’t appeal to you), there’s instructions at the end for the oven too.
Here’s the recipe for homemade pitas too, which are WAY easier than you think to make. You’ll never buy them again!
Because I was nervous making this, I’m assuming some of you might be too. After the recipe I’ll include some step by step photos, so you can see just how easy it is. Enjoy!
Ok, here are the step by step photos.
Put everything into a food processor (if you don’t have one, I would just use beaters).
Give it a whirl until it looks like a paste, about a minute.
Form it into a log on some plastic wrap. If you’re baking it, just press it into your loaf pan and cover with plastic wrap.
Wrap it up into a tight log, as tight as you can get it, and put it in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Stick it on your spit, or into your oven, and let it cook.
Let it rest for about 15 minutes so you don’t lose any of the juices.
Then just slice it nice and thin.