There are two types of Donair Platters – sort of. Western and Eastern. The Donair Platter in both cases is Meat served with other items and not in a Pita Wrap.
The recipe below is the Halifax Style Donair Platter. This is absolutely one of the best dishes. I grew up eating these and often return to this dish once in a while. Now that I have my own Donair Meat. I eat this a lot more now. There’s just something about it. This is absolutely a spectacular dish. I’m kind of craving one right now as I write this.
Eastern Style Doner Platter
The Eastern Style platter is made up of Cooked Meat, Rice, Roasted and Raw Vegetables along with Tzatziki Sauce or other Sauces. With or without Hummus and Pita Bread.
The Eastern Doner Meat can take on many forms. Thins steak strips/ Gyros that are stacked into a loaf and shaved or ground meat, stacked and shaved. It can also be served with many sauces. But the two major ones are Tzatziki Sauce & Red Greek Sauce.
Western Style Donair Platter
The Western Style or the Halifax Donair Platter is like a Poutine (Donair Poutine).
The Western Donair meat is Halifax Nova Scotia created, and must be the Compressed Ground beef, seasoned with Halifax Donair Spice, shaved thin, served with Donair Sauce. A white sweet sauce created in Halifax, Nova Scotia as well.
You don’t need much as this stacks up pretty fast.
Use JAH Halifax Donair Spice to make the Donair meat or Pick up the Donair meat at your Local Cash & Carry. You can make the basic Donair recipe found in my Donair Meat Post under Standard Donair Meat. But it is a basic one. It will do the Trick but not as good as Halifax Style Donair Meat.
Make sure you get your Cheese right, I discuss this in the Cheese section on my Pizza Recipe Post. It makes a world of difference.
It’s basically a Cheese Mix of High Moisture Mozzarella. The Kind used in restaurants and Provolone Cheese. At a ratio of 3:1. It is phenomenal not only with this dish but with everything I have tested it on so far. This Includes Pizza’s, Casseroles, Garlic Fingers, Lasagna, and others.
Halifax Donair Platter
- Deep Fry French Fries and place into an Au Gratin Dish or Casserole. For Authenticity use a Tin Foil Bowl Dish.
- Top with diced Onions & Tomatoes, Donair Meat, Donair Sauce and then the Mozzarella Cheese Blend.
- Broil in the oven until cheese is melted and add more Sauce, Diced Tomatoes, Onions and Lettuce if desired.