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#1 Old 07-27-2014, 11:06 AM
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Wink Vegan Gyros!!!

HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEY EVERYBODY!!! VeggieCat here and boy do I have ANOTHER recipe for you! And it's oh SO easy! Got eggplant? Because we're going to recreate one of my old time favorites before going Vegan, the all mighty Greek Gyro!

Ok, here's the list of things you'll need.

1-2 slices of eggplant!
1 pita bread
Veganaise
Dill-weed
1 Radish
A few slices of cucumber (optional)
Kale/Lettuce/Spinach
Garlic salt
Salt
Tony Chachere's creole seasoning!!

Take eggplant and coat both sides in salt. Put on napkin and cover with another napkin. Place a frying pan on top and let sit for 10 mins!

Rub eggplant in Tony Chachere's and garlic salt on both sides. Pan sear on medium (NO OIL) until both sides are nicely colored and the eggplant is done most of the way through.

Warm pita bread. Spread veganaise on bread, sprinkle with dill weed to taste. Put the kale/lettuce/spinach on the pita! Slice up the radish and place that on the bread. Slice the eggplant and add that too. Add optional cucumber. Fold gyro style and enjoy! Serve with chips and hummus
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#2 Old 07-27-2014, 03:17 PM
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That sounds very good, but nothing in it says "gyro"!
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#3 Old 07-27-2014, 06:01 PM
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it tasted like a gyro~ :/ Maybe I got too excited <.-.> *self esteem - 500* Maybe I should have called it veggie sandwich or eggplant sandwich or something. ^-^ Ah well, yknow what? You live-you learn-you cook more eggplant. XD

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Sounds great...I love eggplant so I'm definitely going to try this! Thank you

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1) That sounds pretty damn good.

2) Having just lived for years in the south, I love me some cajun seasoning but I've got to say that sounds more like a substitute for andouille than a gyro.

To up the greek flavors a bit more maybe try-
Grate or thinly slice cucumber, then mix into the veganaise. Add cracked black pepper and/or dill and/or mint to taste. Let sit overnight. Gets you closer to tzatziki.
For eggplant, nix the cajun seasoning and sub a mix of greek spices. Your traditional mix will be lots of salt, some sweet and some hot paprika, pepper, parsley, garlic, and oregano. If you have any onhand you can also throw in to taste- marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and/or cumin. Sumac is also freaking amazingly tasty, if you've never had it (DISCLAIMER: the purple spice, not the poisonous plant, they're different things... and skip cumin if you're adding sumac).

I've always had gyros on pita with tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, raw sliced onions, and the gyro meat so I'd probably go for that combo if I was trying to replicate the flavor.
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#6 Old 07-28-2014, 09:02 AM
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Ah yeah! Anole got the seasonings right, but tzatziki should with soy yogurt. I've drained it in a colander lined with a paper towel to get most of the liquid out.

I haven't had eggplant in so long! Really have to buy some
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Whatever you call it, it sounds tasty. Since canucks don't have Tony Chachere's, I'm wondering if this recipe gets us in the right ballpark:

http://www.food.com/recipe/tony-chac...copycat-500434
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That sounds very good, but nothing in it says "gyro"!
I don't think lambs are able to say "gyro!" either though..
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