Ramuntos Garlic Knots Are My New Heaven

I went up to Vermont this weekend and on the way made a much-needed pit stop in Hanover, NH, home to Dartmouth College and a unbelieveable savory treat! We stopped at Ramuntos for the oh so wonderful Garlic Knots. These little bits of doughy doughy goodness were made from pizza dough and smothered in a garlic herb butter sauce and served with a side of their wonderfully fresh marinara sauce. You can order them by the piece, we each had two, and at first I was thinking, two? Thats it?! But they are pretty heavy and that was plenty to fill me up for a ‘light’ lunch. So here is my version of these wonderful little creations so you make them in you house! Perfect for a Super Bowl Party Snack

Ingredients:

Pizza Dough (I just get it in the bakery section at my local grocery store, and often they have whole wheat dough for those of you who prefer to use that)

1/2 cup of butter

6 cloves of garlic (minced)

1 tsp. Kosher Salt

1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (get the good stuff, not the green can!)

2 tbl. parsley (chopped)

Your favorite marinara or tomato sauce (i prefer eith Prego Natural or even just a canned plum tomato sauce with some italian seasoning mixed in will do the trick)

In a small saucepan over low heat melt the butter, add the garlic and cook approximately 4 minutes until it is tender and the smell fills the room (mmmmm garlic!) Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees and lightly grease a couple large baking sheets. Roll out the pizza dough into a large rectangle and brush with olive oil. Cut into 1 1/4 inch strips. Gently tied each strip into a knot and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Sprinkle the tops with the salt and cover with plastic wrap. Let them sit and rise in a warm place. If you don’t have plastic wrap on hand a clean Kitchen towel will do just fine. Let the knots rise for about 30 minutes. Bake them for about 20 minutes until golden brown and delicious. Transfer knots to a large mixing bowl and toss with the warm butter garlic sauce, also throw in the parsley and parmesan cheese, you can add more salt to taste if you want, serve immediately and watch them be devoured (a second batch to keep all for yourself is not a bad idea!). Please try this recipe and tell me what you think!

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One thought on “Ramuntos Garlic Knots Are My New Heaven

  1. Pingback: Lasagna…and yes the garlic knots were awesome! « The Eating

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