Gyro on a stick fatty Throwdown entry

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by fired up, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    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!
  2. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Geez oh man, what the flip? That thing is awesome. Excellent job. Love gyros. Man I can taste that. Nice job. Points
  3. jaye220

    jaye220 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Woah...that is insane. Great orginality, great execution and great presentation . Definite points for that.
  4. love2"q"

    love2"q" Newbie

    wow ... that is some serious creativity ...
  5. ajky

    ajky StickBurners

    great looking food and that's a fine looking boy you got there too.
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, Brad! [​IMG] Very creative. Sounds like something I have to try. [​IMG]

    Your son is a cutie!
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WOW.A for effort.I dont do this much...POINTS!!!!
  9. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That is crazy nice job lots of thought went into that one [​IMG]
  10. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    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!
  11. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WOW. Outstanding. I lived in Greece for a couple years and never saw anything that good.
  12. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now, that is creativity at it's best.

    You deserve points, thanks for the Qview.[​IMG]
  13. jagerviking

    jagerviking Smoke Blower

    Simply amazing! all other fatties at this point may not be worthy of this creation!
  14. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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!

  15. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Now that's kickin' it up a notch. [​IMG]
  16. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Brad that is absolutely rockin' man! Excellent!
  17. straightupnobs

    straightupnobs Smoke Blower

    Wow ..... i would vote for you in the fatty throwdown for sure !![​IMG]
  18. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    Not a fan of lamb but WOW does that look outstanding. Points on original though and creativity I bet it was good.
  19. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not much ta add to all the others' replies....great idea and a heck of a job!
    Awesome post!!
  20. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    That looks awesome!!!


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