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Old 10-17-2018, 05:57 AM   #1
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Marinated Greek beef gyro until it turns white

I may be imagining things. A long closed down drive thru Greek sandwich drive thru. They had a delicious beef Gyro made from chunks of beef that had been so marinated that the chunks of beef turned white. Am I imaging things? It was a devine Greek sandwich.

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Old 10-17-2018, 08:18 AM   #2
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Are you sure the white wasn't tzatziki sauce (Greek yogurt sauce with cucumbers and seasonings)? There is often also feta cheese on a gyro sandwich.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:38 AM   #3
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I'm guessing the marinade had a lot of acid in it.

Red wine vinegar, maybe?
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:58 AM   #4
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I think if it had been marinated long enough to turn the meat white (if that's even possible), it would be so mushy it wouldn't be appetizing or pleasant to eat.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:26 AM   #5
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Yeah, probably. I marinated beef chunks for kebabs once for so long that it ended up having the texture of liver.

Edible, but not that great. (I happen to really like liver).
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Old 10-18-2018, 06:30 AM   #6
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Most of the Greek places, I've gotten gyros from, use a vertical rotisserie and thinly slice the meat. Are you sure the chunks were beef?
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:57 AM   #7
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If you want to really soften beef, try pureed kiwi..it almost works too well..
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If you want to really soften beef, try pureed kiwi..it almost works too well..
Koreans use Asian pear to tenderize meat. It works very well!
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Yeah, probably. I marinated beef chunks for kebabs once for so long that it ended up having the texture of liver.

Edible, but not that great. (I happen to really like liver).
What part of beef did you use? I have never had this happen to me. Just wondering.
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Old 10-21-2018, 12:25 AM   #10
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I know, I know...it may have been chicken and not beef in that gyro. I honestly swear the chunks looked white-ish and tasted like beef. That's what I ordered, a beef gyro. It was a small drive thru that vanished years ago. I went there twice and ordered a beef chunk gyro and the beef chunks were white-ish. It was delicious. A Greek drive thru joint.

I may be wrong about beef marinated until it turns white. Is that absolutely unheard of?
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