Make your own homemade, traditional Greek pork gyros and wrap it up in a pita bread, garnished with a nice, cooling tzatziki sauce, tomato and onion slices if you like! Best meal ever!

Serves 4 Preparation: 15′ + 5h waiting Cooks in: 1h Ready in: 1:15′

1 kg pork pancetta

For the marinade
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground allspice
2 lemons, juiced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, finely sliced
baking parchment
salt, freshly ground black pepper

For serving
red onions and tomatoes, sliced
French fries
parsley, finely chopped
tzatziki sauce or Greek yogurt
warmed pita breads


Step 1
In a bowl mix well all ingredients for the marinade. Put in pancetta and cover it well with marinade. Leave bowl in the refrigerator for 4-5 hours.

Step 2
Preheat the oven at 200C. Put the pancetta in baking parchment (3-4 large pieces) with the marinade, seal well and place on baking dish. Bake for an hour or so.

Step 3
Open the parchment, let pancetta cool for 3 minutes and cut in small pieces. Serve immediately with French fries, tomato slices, tzatziki sauce, sliced onion and parsley or wrap up all these ingredients in warmed pittas.

Photo: Anastasia Adamaki – Food styling Antonia kati

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