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Close-up of Greek ‘Gyros’ roasted slices of pork

Gyros

Gyros is a popular food made from slices of pork. It gets its name from the Greek word gyra, meaning to turn, which refers to the way it is made by being roasted on a rotating vertical metal skewer. In addition to pork meat, it can also be made with chicken, lamb and even minced meat, known as kebab.

It is served wrapped in a pita along with fried potatoes, onion, tomatoes, tzatziki or whatever else you like. In Athens and the Peloponnese, pork gyros is typically served with tzatziki, while in Crete and on the Greek islands, it is served with strained sheep yogurt, in northern Greece with mustard or ketchup, and in Corfu with red sauce. Sheep yogurt or ketchup and mustard is used for chicken gyros.

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