This not-waffle is a knot waffle! Get it? Ha!
Okay. Garlic knots are a perfect side for pasta dishes, no doubt, but they also are at home along side veggie dishes and soups. Or, you know, by themselves, whenever. These garlic knot waffles are as simple as loading up some of our Super Easy Pizza Crust Dough with garlic and herbs, then rolling it out and making little dough knots.
Okay, we admit — by the time the waffle iron is done with these, they really don’t look like knots. Still, we think it’s worth the small effort of forming the dough into knots because it creates airy layers on the inside. Theoretically, though, you could just plop blobs of dough into your waffle maker if you’re in a hurry. They’ll still turn into tasty, garlicky, chewy masterpieces.
We put plenty of flavor inside these knots, so they really don’t need to be topped with garlic butter, but if you miss the topping, feel free to make some garlic butter and brush your “knots” as you pop them out of the waffle iron. Either way, they’re addicting.
These garlic knot waffles are so easy, and so delicious. Okay, they don't look like knots, but your tastebuds won't complain.
- 1 batch Super Easy Pizza Crust Dough (see link to recipe below)
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons parsley
Make our Super Easy Pizza Crust Dough, but add garlic powder and parsley to the flour mix.
Heat up your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Roll out the dough in a rectangle.
Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut 16 roughly even strips.
Fold each strip in half, then roll with your hands to make a log.
Make a knot.
Place half the knots in your waffle iron and close the lid, but don't press down. Try to leave enough space between the knots for expansion. We put two knots in each 4-inch waffle space.
Cook until golden, about 5-6 minutes depending on your waffle iron.
We used garlic powder to keep this recipe simple. If you prefer, sautée up a few cloves of minced fresh garlic and use that instead of garlic powder.