Garlic knots are a type of bread that is made from the pizza dough that has been rolled out, cut into small pieces, and then tied into knots. The knots are then brushed with a mixture of melted butter, minced garlic, and herbs, and baked until they are golden brown and crispy.
Garlic knots are often served as a snack or appetizer and are a popular choice at pizzerias and Italian restaurants. They are easy to make at home and can be customized with different herbs and spices to suit your tastes.
In addition to the basic recipe, there are many variations on garlic knots that you can try. Some people like to add cheese, such as Parmesan or mozzarella, to the knots before baking. Others like to sprinkle the knots with red pepper flakes or other spices to give them a little bit of heat.
Here’s a simple recipe for homemade garlic knots:
- 1 pound of pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
- 4 tablespoons of melted butter
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley
- salt, to taste
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
Roll out the pizza dough into a long, thin strip. Cut the strip into small, bite-sized pieces.
Tie each piece of dough into a knot and place the knots on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, mix together the melted butter, minced garlic, chopped parsley, and a pinch of salt.
Brush the garlic butter mixture over the top of each knot.
Bake the knots in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
Serve the garlic knots warm, garnished with additional chopped parsley if desired.
Here are a few additional tips and variations on the basic garlic knots recipe:
To make the knots even more flavorful, you can sprinkle some grated Parmesan cheese over the top before baking.
If you want to add a little bit of spice to the knots, you can sprinkle some red pepper flakes over the top before baking, or mix them into the garlic butter mixture.
You can also vary the herbs that you use in the garlic butter mixture. Instead of parsley, you could try using basil, oregano, or even some chopped chives.
If you have leftover garlic knots, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place them in a 350°F (180°C) oven for 5-10 minutes, or until they are warm and crispy.
We hope this additional information is helpful! Enjoy!