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Gyro for Breakfast: 3 Delicious recipes

Homemade gyro slices are not just good for pita sandwiches. I love using leftover gyro in breakfast dishes. Serve them alongside simple fried eggs, in a breakfast hash, or in a scrambled egg & cheese croissant. All 3 recipes are delicious, and so easy to make.

 

Gyro Breakfast Hash

This breakfast hash is ready in under 30 minutes. The crispy bits are always my favorite parts and the secret to getting them is in not stirring the pan constantly. Once the potatoes get into the pan, flip everything every 4 minutes. It is important to cook it over medium heat so that the food does not burn. We’re going for golden, not burned. If they are not getting enough color, raise the heat to high for the final minute on each side. That should do the trick.

This easy breakfast skillet starts off with some par-boiled potatoes. I like using either Russet or Golden potatoes. Par-boiling them for 5 minutes helps create a crispy exterior with a soft and almost creamy interior. I’ve tried cooking the potatoes in the skillet without par-boiling them and they dry up. So, I would definitely not skip this step. Feel free to use sweet potatoes instead of the white potatoes if you wish.

Also, feel free to use your favorite veggies here. Leftover roasted vegetables work great. However, I love the simple combination of onion and bell pepper. 

Serve the hash as is with some creamy tzatziki or topped with poached or fried eggs.

 

 

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Spinach, Egg & Gyro Croissant

This sandwich was one of our most popular sandwiches at the restaurant. Side note: we ran a Greek bakery/restaurant for 10 years and recently sold it… 

The combination of scrambled eggs simply made with fresh spinach, creamy feta, and mozzarella stuffed in a toasted croissant with gyro is like no other. So much flavor! So delicious! And, you guessed it, SO easy to make!

I take the shortcut of using store-bought croissants because making them at home is no easy task. This recipe move really fast so start by toasting the croissant(s) in a preheated 350 °F oven. The toasted croissant with the creamy and cheesy scrambled eggs is heavenly. 

The secret to very delicious scrambled eggs is to take the pan off of the heat a few seconds before they’re fully cooked. The residual heat from the pan will continue to cook the eggs and you will end up with soft and creamy eggs instead of dry. 

Also, be sure to get the gyro nice and golden to develop the flavor. 

This recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast for the family and elegant and easy enough to make for a Brunch party. By the way, have you downloaded my Brunch Cookbook? Check it out right here.

 

 

Fried Eggs & Gyro

This is perhaps the easiest breakfast recipe of all time. Simple to make yet, so flavorful and nutritious. Cook the eggs however you enjoy eating them: sunny-side up, over-easy (my fave), or anywhere in between. Serve them with some gyro slices, creamy tzatziki, pita bread, and some veggies for a filling breakfast. This meal will keep your family satisfied for hours.

 

I like to add a side of salad to my breakfast/brunch table. Simply, combine some chopped onion, capers, bell peppers, and tomatoes together. Season lightly with some salt and oregano and serve this refreshing salad alongside anything, even breakfast.

 

I hope that you enjoy all of these recipes. And, if you give them a try please let me know what you think in the comments below. I read all of them and try to respond to as many as possible. Share picture of your recreations with me on Facebook and/or Instagram. I love seeing them and reading your comments!

 

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3 Delicious Breakfast Recipes to make with Gyro Meat

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Homemade gyro slices are not just good for pita sandwiches. I love using leftover gyro in breakfast dishes. Serve them alongside simple fried eggs, in a breakfast hash, or in a scrambled egg & cheese croissant. All 3 recipes are delicious, and so easy to make.

Ingredients

  • Gyro Breakfast Hash:
  • 3 Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 5-6 (or more) gyro slices, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3-4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Spinach, Egg, and Gyro Croissant:
  • 1 croissant, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon of salted butter or olive oil
  • 2 gyro slices
  • 2 eggs
  • a handful of baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fried Eggs & Gyro:
  • 1-2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2-3 gyro slices
  • 2 eggs
  • salt
  • pepper or crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

1

Gyro Breakfast Hash:

2

Place the potatoes in a small pot and cover with cold water. Season with a half teaspoon of salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes. The potatoes will not be fully cooked.

3

Drain the potatoes and set aside.

4

Cook the onion with the olive oil over medium-heat in a large skillet until soft. 6 minutes.

5

Add the bell peppers, potatoes, and season with salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook, undisturbed, for 4 minutes per side over medium heat so that their color develops.

6

After 12 minutes, add the gyro and feta cheese. Mix it all together and cook for an additional 4 minutes.

7

Remove from heat and garnish with scallions. Serve topped with poached or fried eggs and some tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

8

Spinach, Egg & Gyro Croissant:

9

Combine the eggs, feta, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk together.

10

Add a tablespoon of butter to a frying pan and melt it over medium heat.

11

Add the gyro slices to the pan and cook on both sides until golden. Remove them from the pan and set aside.

12

Cook the spinach in the pan until it wilts. 1 minute.

13

Add the egg mixture to the pan and stir it to create scrambled eggs. Cook until the eggs have almost set. Add the mozzarella cheese and remove from the heat as it will continue to cook from the heat of the pan and the cheese will melt.

14

Slice the toasted croissant in half and place the gyro slices on the bottom half. Top with the scrambled egg mixture and then with the top of the croissant.

15

Serve with tzatziki and enjoy!

16

Fried Eggs & Gyro:

17

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan and add the gyro slices. Cook over medium heat until golden on both sides.

18

Add 1 more tablespoon of butter (optional) along with the eggs and fry them.

19

Transfer the eggs to the plate with the gyro slices and season with salt and pepper. Serve alongside croissants or bread with tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

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