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Gyro on a stick fatty Throwdown entry

post #1 of 40
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Woohoo it is fatty throwdown time so here is mine.
This is my Gyro on a stick fatty. The Idea was to take a relatively simple thing to make like a Gyro and make it waaaaaay more complicated.
Anyway here is how I did it.

First I made some traditional Gyro meat.
Ground lamb
Onion (liquified in a food processor and wrang through a tea towel to get rid of excess moisture)
Ground marjorom
Ground rosemary
Minced fresh garlic

Put all ingredients into a food processor until it is a smooth paste.

I put that mixture into a ziploc bag and flattened. On to the other ingredients.
1 lamb rack
2 onions (thinly sliced and sweated until very soft)
Pita bread

On the package the lamb says that it is Frenched, I disagreed and did it properly.

Here it is out of the package.

And here it is Frenched, fat cap removed, and trimmed. I used kitchen twine to tie around each bone and pull off all of the tissues so that the bones would be very clean.

Next I very carefully started to cut and roll out the meat from the bone. A razor sharp knife is crucial.

Next I pounded it out thin and evenly under some plastic wrap.

All pounded out and ready to stuff.

I put the Gyro meat on the bottom, the lamb rack next, then the pita and grilled onions. Forgot to take a couple pictures during those steps.

Here it is rolled up and sealed.

Wrapped up and ready for the chill.

Time to make the Tzatziki sauce!

Plain yogurt (put in a strainer and drained for 1 hour in the fridge)
1 cucumber (peeled, seeded, finely chopped and wrang through a tea towel)
Minced fresh garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Fresh mint

Mix all ingredients and chill.

I smoked the fatty with cherry wood at 225 degrees for 2 and a half hours. Here it is out of the smoker.

Side view.

And finally, sliced up on the plate with sauce on the side and a salad.

Close up. You could actually pick it up and eat it off of the bone.

The boy approved mightily.

In conclusion it was fantastic. I probably wont do it again, but I had fun making it and that was what it was all about.

Thanks for checking out my fatty!
post #2 of 40
Geez oh man, what the flip? That thing is awesome. Excellent job. Love gyros. Man I can taste that. Nice job. Points
post #3 of 40
Woah...that is insane. Great orginality, great execution and great presentation . Definite points for that.
post #4 of 40
wow ... that is some serious creativity ...
post #5 of 40
great looking food and that's a fine looking boy you got there too.
post #6 of 40
Wow, Brad! points.gif Very creative. Sounds like something I have to try. smile.gif

Your son is a cutie!
post #7 of 40
Wow. Other than that I don't know what to say.
Oh wait I can think of a couple more things to say
Very creative just to think of this. I love the ingredients.
I bow before you and your fattie sir.
post #8 of 40
WOW.A for effort.I dont do this much...POINTS!!!!
post #9 of 40
That is crazy nice job lots of thought went into that one PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 40
Wow, I am blown away. I love lamb, and I love Greek food, and making your own gyro meat is pretty cool.

I really appreciated your display of knife skills - that is pretty tender meat and easy make a mis-cut mistake. Very nice work on peeling that loin open!
post #11 of 40
WOW. Outstanding. I lived in Greece for a couple years and never saw anything that good.
post #12 of 40
Now, that is creativity at it's best.

You deserve points, thanks for the Qview.points.gif
post #13 of 40
Simply amazing! all other fatties at this point may not be worthy of this creation!
post #14 of 40
Good Googlie-Mooglie, they just keep getting better all the time! Outstanding creation.....what could be better than a fattie? A LAMB fattie, bone-in~man o man. Thank you for the creativity and the time to share it with all of us. You have definitely earned the points, my friend!

post #15 of 40
Now that's kickin' it up a notch. points.gif
post #16 of 40

Git 'R Done!

Brad that is absolutely rockin' man! Excellent!
post #17 of 40
Wow ..... i would vote for you in the fatty throwdown for sure !!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #18 of 40
Not a fan of lamb but WOW does that look outstanding. Points on original though and creativity I bet it was good.
post #19 of 40
Not much ta add to all the others' replies....great idea and a heck of a job!
Awesome post!!
post #20 of 40
That looks awesome!!!

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