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Pappardelle with Carmelized Onions and Parmesan

Difficulty:Easy
Prep Time:55 Minutes
Serves:4

Ingredients

  • ■   tablespoon olive oil
  • ■   4 oz ground pepper

Description

1 tablespoon olive oil 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Coarse salt and ground pepper 1 package (8.8 ounces) pappardelle pasta or 8 ounces fettuccine 2 tablespoons butter 2 ounces Parmesan, shaved with a vegetable peeler In a large skillet, heat oil over medium. Add onions and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Cover, and cook, without stirring, until onions have released their liquid, about 5 minutes. Uncover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes more. When bottom of skillet darkens, add a few tablespoons water, and scrape up browned bits with a wooden spoon (you may need to do this 2 or 3 times). Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. When onions have about 10 minutes left to cook, add pasta to water in pot, and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot. Add onions and butter to pasta in pot; season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine. Gradually add enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta. Serve pasta topped with Parmesan Recipe and photo from Marthastewart.com

  • 1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium.
  • 2. Add onions and thyme; season with salt and pepper.
  • 3. Cover, and cook, without stirring, until onions have released their liquid, about 5 minutes.
  • 4. Uncover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until deep golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes more.
  • 5. When bottom of skillet darkens, add a few tablespoons water, and scrape up browned bits with a wooden spoon (you may need to do this 2 or 3 times).
  • 6. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • 7. When onions have about 10 minutes left to cook, add pasta to water in pot, and cook until al dente.
  • 8. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot.
  • 9. Add onions and butter to pasta in pot; season with salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  • 10. Gradually add enough pasta water to create a thin sauce that coats pasta.
  • 11. Serve pasta topped with Parmesan Recipe and photo from Marthastewart.com

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