Simple Turkey Gyros Pan

As In The Greek

Simple Turkey Gyros Pan

My first apartment in Cologne was in North-Nord, more precisely in Agnesviertel. A small but fine, unfortunately also completely overpriced old apartment. I was looking forward to life in the even larger city with everything that goes with it. In my case, a lot of multi-cultural and buzzing city life right on the doorstep.

And how is that, if you go where, you scout everything and of course, where you get something delicious fast food. Too many moving boxes, no functional kitchen will leave you no choice in the beginning. I landed after my first exploration tour at a small Greek snack just around the corner.

My preference for Greek cuisine did not have to be ignited at the time, because that had happened long ago. But this gyros in a warm, crisp, of course, homemade pita bread in combination with the new election Cologne feeling was simply unbeatable. Probably I do not have to mention at the point that said snack greek from now on more often had the sales pleasure with me.


My simple turkey gyros pan is somehow a little reminder of that time, even if it does not, of course, as the gyros get on the rotisserie. Just from the pan and also with sliced ​​turkey, not as in the original prepared with pork. I think the turkey meat is a nice alternative.


Gyros must definitely be marinated, because my simple turkey gyros pan is no exception. You can not get around it. In my case, I spiced the marinade in a classic Greek way. Not to mention cumin, also called cumin, used.But for my taste cumin simply belongs in a gyros pan and gives the meat that certain Greek flavor. With the specified 1/2 teaspoon you have a hint of cumin in the taste. If you want it stronger, take 1 teaspoon and if you belong to the cumin hate, just let it go.

But what you can not do without is the time the meat needs to marinate. The best 3 hours or even better overnight. Incidentally, I add salt to my marinade. Something of the ghosts is arguing about whether one is allowed to, because salt withdraws water from the meat, but I do not care. I think marinade without salt or the meat later just plain bland, so!

Simple Turkey Gyros Pan – As In The Greek

PREPARATION 15 minutes PREPARATION 5 minutes TIME TOTAL20 minutes PORTIONS 4 people



  • 600 g turkey schnitzel (organic), cut into strips – alternatively chicken breast or pork schnitzel
  • 1 onion, medium about 75g – cut into strips
  • 100 ml of olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon paprika powder, sweet
  • 2 teaspoons oregano, dried
  • 2 teaspoons thyme, dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 – 1 teaspoon cumin, ground
  • 1 pinch of pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves – pressed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice – freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp hot mustard


1.First you cut the turkey escalopes and the onions into strips.

2.Then you give the olive oil in a large enough bowl and add the herbs , spices , lemon juice , mustard and pressed garlic , mix well with each other .

TIP : If you like cumin very much, you should use 1 tsp of it. At 1/2 teaspoon the meat gets a nice aroma, but you do not taste it dominant. If you do not like cumin, just leave it out.

3.Then the turkey meat and onions come in and are mixed with the oil mixture.

4.Covered (eg with cling film) in the fridge for at least 3 HOURS better overnight marinate.

5.If you want to start the preparation , you take 15-20 minutes before the meat from the refrigerator and stir it again with the settled oil . Then you heat up a pan WITHOUT oil and fry in it the turkey meat in portions. Keep the portions warm.

NOTE: Roasting the meat in portions is very important! If you put too much meat in the pan, the heat on the bottom of the pan can not be kept because of the amount of meat. The meat begins to simmer, dries and does not become crisp. If you have a large pan (eg 32 cm), you can fry in two portions, if the pan is rather smaller, then better in three portions.

6.The simple turkey gyros pan tastes great with homemade fries or wedges and salad such as coleslaw. Also delicious served in pita bags. I wish you a good appetite.


Did you try the recipe once? How do you find it? I am always happy about praise, friendly criticism or your tips and experiences. Let us stay in the exchange via the comment function below. I would be happy.

Simple Turkey Gyros Pan - As In The Greek

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