Since moving to Richmond Dana and I have been trying out all of the pizza places. We have been trying to see which one was the best. We are still testing them out but the one thing that they all have in common is garlic knots. Basically a knot of pizza dough baked, and then covered in a garlic olive oil mixture. Delicious by anyones standard.
- 1 pizza dough– (recipe for Basic Pizza Dough)
- Kosher Salt
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 tbs olive oil
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Pizza Sauce or Marinara for Dipping
The first step is to make the pizza dough and let it rise till it doubles. Here is a simple and easy pizza dough. If you are running short on time, almost all grocery stores have pre-made pizza dough in the deli section. Or, you can always stop by a local pizzaria and purchase the pre-made dough.
Divide the dough into 8-16 equal pieces, depending on the size of the knots that you like.
Next Roll each piece out like a snake. Then make a knot in the center.
Fold the leg of the knot that comes over the top, under and through the knot.
Then fold the leg of the knot that is under the knot, over and connect it to the other leg that you just pushed through the knot.
Repeat this for all of the dough pieces. Place the knots on a greased cookie sheet or parchment lined sheet. Lightly salt the knots with kosher salt. Cover the knots loosely with a piece of plastic wrap that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Let the knots rise till doubled.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place the risen knots into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until they are nice and brown.
While the knots are cooking, mix the olive oil, garlic and Parmesan in a bowl. Set aside.
Remove and let cool for 5 minutes. Then brush the garlic mixture over the knots.
Serve hot immediately with a side of marinara.
These can be served at room temperature too. It is up to you. I like them hot. They are super easy to reheat too. Place them in a 350 degree oven for 5-6 minutes.