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Garlic Serpent Sticks

Garlic Serpent Sticks by Frank Palazzolo Nonna Marias Ristorante Pizzeria

Oracle, Arizona

Dough:

 1 1/2 c warm water

1/4 ounce active dry yeast

1tsp sugar

4 c all purpose flour

1/2 c vegetable oil

1 tsp salt

Sauce:

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons fresh chopped garlic

2 tsp basil

1tsp oregano

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes

28 can plum tomatoes coarsely crushed

1 tablespoon dry vino rosso

1 tsp sugar

In a large bowl combine water, yeast , sugar stir.  Let it sit until mix is foamy about 5 minutes.  Add 2 cups of flour 1/2 c oil mix by hand until smooth.  Continue to add the flour 1/4 c at a time.  Make sure all flour is incorporated but the mix is still sticky.  Turn dough out on to a floured surface & knead until smooth but still tacky, about 5 min.  Add 2 tsp. of  oil to grease a large bowl.  Place dough in bowl cover with plastic wrap.  Set in warm place to raise takes approx 1 - 1 1/2 hrs. 

While dough is raising make tomato sauce.  In medium saucepan heat 2 tsp. of oil.  Add garlic cook & stir for 30 seconds.  Then add herbs, salt, black & red peppers cook & stir for 30 seconds.  Add tomatoes, sugar, vino bring to a boil.  Lower heat & let thicken approx 25-30 minutes.  Remove from heat allow to cool. 

After dough has proofed cut off approx 2 ounces of the dough .  Roll this section into a 4-5 inch. long "stick".  Place this on to a greased cookie sheet.  Make sure the pan has been sprayed with a non stick cooking spray.  After the stick as been placed on cookie sheet form "stick" into a coiled  snake formation.  Place 2 olives on the tip of the stick for eyes.  Place marinara into a clean ketchup type squirt bottle.  Drizzle the marinara on to the stick, sprinkle with garlic salt.  Place tray on preheated oven of 375 for about 10 min.

Mangia!!!!!

Frank Palzzolo Nonna Marias Ristorante Pizzeria www. NonnaMarias.com

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