This isn’t Paula’s recipe, but I feel that she would approve. I found the recipe one day on a food blog that I love to read, Orangette. If you are Italian, please stop reading now or my recipe will deeply offend you. For it is spaghetti and tomato sauce with nary a drop of olive oil in sight. Shudder, wince, then make it and have your life changed
All You Need:
5 tbsp butter
1 large can whole tomatoes
1 yellow (or white) onion
1 box spaghetti
Cut up the tomatoes then pour them and all the juice in the can into a skillet.
Peel and quarter an onion and place the quarters in the skillet layers down.
Sprinkle as much garlic as you want on it
Then cut up the onions and caramelize them to top the spaghetti.
Pour over spaghetti. Weep from the buttery goodness of it all.
For those of you having doubts, because of all the butter.
1. Tomatoes have lots of antioxidants and can undo the damage of the butter.
2. If you were eating at an Italian restaurant, you would have consumed at least that much slathered on your bread before your food arrives.
3. Running back and forth to stir for 45 minutes burns millions of calories.
This will be a frequent meal once we are in London during the first month before Mike gets paid! 🙂 So I just thought I’d share one of our favorites with you.