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Garlic knots are mainly found at pizzerias around the United States. They are typically made from scraps of bread or pizza dough, covered in oil, herbs, and cheese then baked. Many people like to dip them in marinara sauce or use them to scrape up the last of their pasta sauce.
Garlic knots are a favored food in our household. When my husband and I moved into our first house there was this local pizzeria that we always ordered from. The pizzeria always had this special where the customer got a free order of garlic knots if their order reached a certain dollar amount. Of course, we always ordered an extra salad or box of wings if it meant our order could include free garlic knots.
How to Create a Garlic Knot
- Start with a small ball of dough.
2. Roll it into a 5 inch rope. (It does not have to be exact.)
3. Make a “U” shape with the dough.
4. Cross one end with the other end, creating a loop.
5. Press one end through the loop and gently pull through to create knot.
Garlic Knot Recipe
Yields 8 knots (4 starter servings)
Prep Time 10 min
Bake Time 18-20 min
4 ounces soft pizza dough
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
Freshly ground pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F
Flour your rolling/kneading surface. (A cutting board will do nicely.)
Place the dough on the cutting board. Roll dough into a long line and cut into 8 equal parts using a sharp knife or bench scraper. You should now have 8 dough balls.
Take a small dough ball and roll it into a 5 inch rope. Tie into a knot. Place the knots onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Mix the butter with all the herbs. Brush the butter mixture on the knots.
Bake in the oven at 400 F for 18-20 min. They will puff up in the oven.
Salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with your favorite marinara sauce.
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