Recipe by Esther Deutsch

No-Grease Everything Knots

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Parve Parve
Easy Easy
16 Servings

I love that these garlic knots are not coated with oil. Instead they are washed with egg yolk for maximum crispiness. These knots are super addictive, so when you keep reaching for one after another, you’ll be pleased that they won’t leave a greasy residue on your hands.


It was my nine-year-old daughter’s idea to call these knots “everything” instead of just “garlic” knots. She reasoned that even though these knots are seasoned with minced garlic, there are many other spices and herbs that are added as well. Thank you, Dina, for a great recipe title!



  • 2 pounds pizza or challah dough, store-bought or made fresh like this one


  • 1 egg yolk, beaten with a drop of water

  • minced dried garlic

  • dried basil

  • dried parsley

  • dried chives


Prepare the Knots


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease two large baking sheets and set aside.


Divide the dough in half. Keep one half of the dough covered with plastic wrap. On a lightly floured surface, roll the other half of the dough into a ten-inch square with a lightly floured rolling pin. If the dough is sticky, add a little bit of flour. Cut the square in half with a pizza wheel or a sharp knife, then cut each half crosswise into 15 strips (each about 3/4-inch wide). Cover strips with plastic wrap.


While keeping the remaining strips covered, gently tie each strip into a knot, pulling the ends tightly to secure. Arrange the knots one inch apart in rows on the first baking sheet. Keep the knots covered with plastic wrap.


Roll out and cut the remaining dough, then form into knots, arranging the one inch apart in rows on the second baking sheet. Brush all of the knots with egg yolk. Sprinkle with minced garlic. Add other spices, herbs, or sesame seeds, using the toppings of your choice.


Bake 35- 40 minutes until lightly brown and golden. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Prepare the Knots

Yields approximately 30 large and 60 small knots

No-Grease Everything Knots

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