Besides getting pizza what is the best part of going to a pizzeria?? The garlic knots, of course! What’s not to love? They are slightly cheesy, garlicky and buttery! That’s pretty much heaven if you ask me!
Garlic knots are simply extra pizza dough that is tied into knots and then baked and coated with a butter/ garlic/ parmesan mixture. Not only are garlic knots a staple in New York, but they have an interesting history as well.
Garlic knots are one of those foods that has many origin stories because many people claim that they were the first to make them. However, Anthony Sette, who owns Anthony’s Place in Brooklyn claims his family has been making garlic knots since 1947. He claims his family started making garlic knots with poppy seeds in an effort to waste excess dough. He said they would use the excess dough from the pizzas and tie them up into knots, and people started buying them like crazy.
While the garlic knots here in Colorado are probably nothing compared to those in Long Island, they are still quite tasty. I like to go to a small pizza place here, Big Bills. It’s pretty much the beat pizza you’ll find in CO, because it is authentic New York style pizza.
If you are looking to chill for the night and relax but still want garlic knots, you can whip them up at home & it’s SUPER easy. Plus you can add any variations you may want such as meat or different spices on top!
Where do you think the best place to get garlic knots is? Share with me by commenting below!
Easy Garlic Knots
- 1 can of biscuit dough
- 2 tbsp. of grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp. parsley
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- Heat oven to 350 degrees. Open the can of biscuits and cut each biscuit in half. Work each piece into 6 inch long strands of dough. Tie each string into a knot.
- Melt the butter and mix in the spices and cheese.
- Brush half the mixture over each knot. Place the knots in the oven for 10-15 mins depending on where you live.
- Remove the knots once they are golden brown on top. Brush the rest of the butter mixture over the knots. Tasty!