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.
Servings Prep Time
3people 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 2hours
Servings Prep Time
3people 15minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15minutes 2hours
  • 900gram pork hamfresh, without bone – one piece
  • 35gram lardalternatively: coconut oil or heatable olive oil
  1. 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
  2. When the meat is stiff, take it out of the freezer and cut it into thin slices
  3. After that, put the sliced meat into a big bowl & add all seasonings. Just spread them on top of the meat
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
Recipe Notes

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.