Simple Keto Gyro - From Fresh Pork Ham
This keto gyro is simple to prepare and brings the typical, delicious greek flavor & smell into your kitchen. It's satiating and suitable for keto & low carb diets, especially low carb high protein or carnivorous ones. All it needs is a nice piece of fresh pork, seasonings and some fat for marinading & frying the meat.
- 900 gram pork ham fresh, without bone - one piece
- 35 gram lard alternatively: coconut oil or heatable olive oil
First, put the piece of pork ham into the freezer for 1.5 to 2 hours. You want it to be frozen, but still cuttable. This makes the next step very easy
When the meat is stiff, take it out of the freezer and cut it into thin slices
After that, put the sliced meat into a big bowl & add all seasonings. Just spread them on top of the meat
Now, melt the lard or coconut oil in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. If you are using heatable olive oil you don't need to melt it, of course.
Then, pour the fat onto the meat and immediately start to mix everything thoroughly
Afterwards, let the seasoned meat stand for about 10-15 minutes to give it a chance to soak in some seasoning. The longer you let it stand the better
Next, preheat a pan (with your preferred fat for frying) to low-medium heat. Add the meat and let it fry for about 5-10 minutes with a lid on
Finally, remove the lid and fry for another 5-10 minutes while stirring occasionally until you have some crispy bits and roasting flavors (browned meat). Take care that you don't fry it for too long as fresh pork ham is pretty tender and can dry out fast
To make it even better, you may prepare & marinade the meat in the morning or one day in advance and let it soak in the seasonings for a longer period of time. Simply let it stand for 1-2 hours or longer instead of 10-15 minutes. If you prepare it a day in advance, put the bowl into your fridge and cover it with cling film.
The seasonings are amazing for marinading pork chops or spice up some ground beef, too.
In addition, you could use pork loin instead of ham or try it with other cuts.
Serve with any keto friendly side dish you like, e.g. salad, fried / baked vegetables, some eggs or simply a low carb condiment.
Serving Size 323g
Amount Per Serving
from Fat 620.82kcal
from Protein 212.72kcal
from net. Carb 1.12kcal
from Fiber 4.2kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 68.98g
Carbohydrate (Netto) 0.28g
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie ketogenic diet (75% fat, 20% protein, 5% net.carbs). Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs and goals.