Garlic Knots

Serves: 8

Excellent and easy.

Yield: 8 garlic knots
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8 ounces refrigerated pizza dough
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 large garlic cloves , minced
1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes
kosher salt
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
grated parmesan, for topping


Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

Divide the dough into 8 even pieces. Use your hands to roll each piece into a 6-inch-long tube, then tie each into a knot. Arrange the knots on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden brown all over, 7 to 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium-low heat in a small saucepan. Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and a rounded 1/4 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring often, until the garlic is pale golden, about 3 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the parsley.

Brush the garlic knots generously with the garlic butter and sprinkle with a little grated Parmesan. Transfer the remaining butter to a small bowl.


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