What animal does gyro meat come from?
An authentic gyro is a blend of about 20% lamb and about 80% choice beef, with breadcrumbs & spices like oregano mixed in, although some make gyros with just sliced lamb. Once the meat is nicely browned, it's sliced and placed on pita bread with onions, tomatoes, and chunky tzatziki sauce made from cucumbers and yogurt. The gyro, pronounced as "hero", originated in Greece but was never mass produced in Europe. It's believed the first gyro sold in the U.S. was at the Parkview Restaurant in Chicago in 1965.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 02:08PM EST