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Old 01-27-2010, 11:27 AM   #1
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Gyro meat?

where do i find ground lamb ?
i got a "gyro" at the pizza place a week ago and he said it was a mix of beef and lamb they get already sliced...
id like to try making my own, any one got ideas ?

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Old 01-27-2010, 11:30 AM   #2
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where do i find ground lamb ?
i got a "gyro" at the pizza place a week ago and he said it was a mix of beef and lamb they get already sliced...
id like to try making my own, any one got ideas ?
If you cant find it in the supermarket, just grind your own in a FP.

IMO, that gyro meat you are speaking of might be pretty hard to replicate at home.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #3
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does it matter what cut of lamb ? ive seen legs and a small package of something else ... cant remember the cut ..
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #4
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Alton Brown has a recipe at FoodNetwork that is pretty close taste-wise...
But the whole roasted on a vertical spit with nice crunchy edges is very
difficult to do at home.
I cooked mine on my panini press/grill. Taste was good, texture was more
like a hamburger than a gyro.

But it is great fun to try!
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:54 AM   #5
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I got ground lamb at the super market and used the Food Network recipe. I cooked mine horizontally with my rotisserie attachment for my grill. I didn't pack it tight enough and had to use some string to hold it together when it started to split.

Was very tasty though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #6
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a butcher or supermarket in an area with enough lamb eaters (a university town for example) will have ground lamb regularly. Ofter your market will be happy to grind one of the small boneless legs for you (get one that is unflavored).
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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ill have to ask a butcher at waldbaums , seeing they only have 40$ packs of lamb legs im not too optimistic
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:35 PM   #8
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You don't have smaller packages of lamb right there in the store?

I'm sure the meat guys can make one up for you.
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I get boneless leg of lamb from Sams club.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:42 PM   #10
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I get boneless leg of lamb from Sams club.
That is a nice piece of meat! I like to cut it up like steaks and use Greek seasonings on it. It ends up like a gyro steak.

There are cheaper cuts of lamb to grind. Go to an actual butcher (one that deals in meat only, not attached to a grocers) and ask. I have used mutton as well (sheep instead of lamb) its a little gamier but I still liked it.
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