These little garlic knots are heavenly. You have to be a garlic lover though and I totally am. You can never have too much garlic! These knots are easy to make especially if you cheat and use Whole Foods pre made pizza dough. I love Whole Foods dough it is the perfect elasticity, chewy and full of flavor.
1 lb. of prepared pizza dough, thawed (Whole Foods) or you can use my dough recipe, pizza dough
8 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup, plus 2 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. dried parsley
Kosher salt to taste
A dash of garlic salt
1 Tbs. of freshly grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425˙. Lightly grease a muffin tin. I use olive oil or soft butter for this. Cut pizza dough into 12 pieces, roll gently with the palms of your hands to create a slight ball and place one ball in each muffin tin. Divide all but 3-4 cloves of garlic among the pieces of dough, pressing the garlic into the centers of the dough. Drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil and bake in the oven until golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes. While the dough bakes, heat remaining oil, garlic, and parsley over low heat in a small pan. Do not simmer. Toss your baked garlic knots in prepared garlic oil, in large bowl. Season with kosher salt and a dash of garlic salt. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan. Serve hot!