Makes 4 servings
• 400 grams long pasta, like spaghetti or bucatini
• 4 tablespoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons fresh thyme
• 2 large red onions, peeled and thinly sliced
• 2 cups decent Italian red wine (can't go wrong with a classic Chianti)
• ¼ cup grated Parmesan or Grana Padano cheese
Over very low heat gently sweat out the onions and thyme with a generous amount of salt (about one tablespoon) in the olive oil for about half an hour, stirring occasionally. Once the onions are wilted and translucent, add the wine and continue to cook gently over low heat until the entire thing has reduced and has the consistency of a thin jam (about an hour). Cook the pasta according to package directions or personal preference and toss with the sauce. Toss with cheese, adjust seasoning if needed, and serve immediately.
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