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Lham

The other red sandwich meat
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Mmmm, sandwiches - gotta love 'em! So many tasty fillings! Beef, pastrami, cheese, ham, chicken, turkey, but not too often lamb...

I'm not any kind of food buff, I'm not exactly sure what diferentiates pork from ham (other than the colour and flavour - but they're both from the same animal), so isn't there some way of producing a cheap thin lamb-type meat that we could enjoy with mint mayonnaise in sandwiches?

By "lamb-type meat", by the way, I mean a kind of processed lamb (a la ham) - not a nasty synthetic lamb substitute.

kmlabs, Nov 28 2004

How to can lamb: http://www.recipezaar.com/98280
[Amos Kito, Nov 28 2004]

Gryos recipe http://www.netcooks...ndwiches/Gyros.html
though a quick google image search suggests that gyros is very much a kebab, as postpub Brits might know it. [calum, Nov 28 2004]

döner kebab http://en.wikipedia.../wiki/D%F6ner_kebab
[FarmerJohn, Nov 29 2004]

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       //mint mayonnaise //
Good Grief!
gnomethang, Nov 28 2004
  

       ...or regular mint sauce, if you preferred.
kmlabs, Nov 28 2004
  

       Lamb Spam?
FarmerJohn, Nov 28 2004
  

       Saltkjöt.
jutta, Nov 28 2004
  

       Gyros meat has a wonderful taste and texture (as I sense it), and you might feel like substituting mint/rosemary mayonnaise for the traditional cucumber sauce, but ?. You could probably cut a savory red pepper and eggplant quiche on the bias and produce a commendable gyros loaf.
reensure, Nov 28 2004
  

       Agreed, gyro meat can be very good. Other than that, I don't like the taste of lamb at all.
bristolz, Nov 28 2004
  

       Gyro meat, what is that? Is it an American thing? I have to confess, I've never even heard of it...
kmlabs, Nov 28 2004
  

       Gyros are greek, I assumed, but now that you place the question... I don't know. They are popular in France and Australia, where I ate them for years ignoring it was lamb.   

       //cucumber sauce// Now, THAT is something I had never heard about.
Pericles, Nov 28 2004
  

       I think they mean tzatziki. (Yoghurt, garlic, cucumber, lemon juice or vinegar, olive oil, salt.)
jutta, Nov 28 2004
  

       mmmm! sounds yummy.
Pericles, Nov 28 2004
  

       Gyros are also popular in NY. I think this one is highly Baked.
DrCurry, Nov 28 2004
  

       In Greece, the gyros meat is either pork or chicken.   

       [Pericles] You know that similar to gyros is taco al pastor where the main ingredient is spiced pork.
FarmerJohn, Nov 29 2004
  

       I know, FJ. Do you like them? Actually, I never ever eat pork meat... but when it comes to tacos al pastor, I just can't help it. They're my second favorite mexican dish (huanzontles are #1).   

       I stopped eating gyros when I found out it was lamb. Don't ask why... I just can't eat lamb (or duck, or seafood, or turkey, or rabbit, or anything other than chicken).
Pericles, Nov 29 2004
  

       Being on the Lham is not all it's cracked up to be.   

       So, is turkey a U.S. thing? When I lived in Denmark it wasn't to be found except at the SAS hotel and it was obvious that they didn't know how to cook it as it was chokingly dry.
bristolz, Nov 29 2004
  

       //You won't have much fun at my house, then//   

       Oh believe me, I would have fun. After all, I could still eat Rice Pancakes, Coconut Rice and Coriander Yoghurt and Orange Caramelised Onions (those sound yummy!). My toungue's lack of affection for meats has taught me to survive on side dishes.   

       Truth be told: I have never eaten rabbit, nor duck, nor sea food. I know I could eat them if someone, somehow, disguised them as chicken. Strange person, I am.
Pericles, Nov 29 2004
  

       My younger brother would only eat food we told him was chicken. I still remember the time when one day while we were eating calamari in Spain somewhere, he looked up and told us all how much he liked the 'sea-chicken' today. The family started laughing and it began to dawn on Tim that perhaps his diet hadn't been as chicken-centric as he had previously been led to believe.   

       By the way, isn't a Gyro one of those Elephant-Leg things they slice strips of 'kebab' off before putting them into a pitta?
zen_tom, Nov 29 2004
  

       Kmlabs, I am an American, and I don't know what Gyros meat is, either.
DesertFox, Nov 29 2004
  

       [DesertFox]:It's basically when you get a chicken leg, stand it on its end and spin it very fast.
Jinbish, Nov 29 2004
  

       Bone, just for that freakin' sea-chicken story.
theleopard, Aug 11 2009
  

       not sure about the Gyro, but those elephant leg thingies (nice description) are Lebanese (and probably other Middle Eastern). Kebabs are solid chunks I think.
FlyingToaster, Aug 11 2009
  
      
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