Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Larry Bulger

By
@TasteWizard

Thanks to Marcella Hazan


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Serves:

4

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
ripe tomatoes (blanched, peeled and chopped) or 2 cups canned imported italian pum tomatoes, cut up with their juice
4-5 Tbsp
butter
1
medium onion, peeled and cut in half
salt
1 lb
pasta (spaghetti, penne, rigatoni)
freshly grated parmeggiano-reggiano cheese for the table

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Put either the prepared fresh tomatoes or the canned in a saucepan, add the butter, onion, and salt, and cook uncovered at a very slow, but steady simmer for 45 minutes, or until the fat floats free from the tomato.
2
Stir from time to time, mashing any large piece of tomato in the pan with the back of a wooden spoon.
3
Taste and correct for salt.
4
Discard the onion before tossing the sauce with pasta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids