Preheat the oven to3 50. In a 1 quart pan, melt 1/4 cup of the butter or margarine. Remove from heat and stir in crushed crackers. Press mixture evenly onto the bottom of an 8 inch pie plate.
In a large skillet, melt remaining 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine. Add onions and cook til tender, but not brown. Spoon onions onto the crust.
In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over onions. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Bake about 30 minutes or til a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Before serving, sprinkle with parsley. Serves 6 to 8