Italian-Style Sweet Onions and Pasta

Makes 8 servings

2 lbs sweet onions, sliced
4 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 c water
1/4 lb pancetta, slivered
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
1 lb bucatini or fettucine
1/2 c shredded Parmesan
 
1. Saute onions to oil in a large skillet 1
minute. Add water. Cover and cook
over low heat 30 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Add water if needed to
keep from sticking.
2. Add pancetta. Season with salt and
pepper. Cook, uncovered over
medium heat, stirring, until mixture
turns light golden color. Stir in parsley.
3. Cook pasta until al dente. Reserve 1
cup cooking water, then drain pasta.
4. Add pasta to skillet; mix. If sauce is
too dry add a bit of the pasta water.
Serve hot with Parmesan on the side.

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