Submitted by: Joseph Wu
Latest update: March 23, 2009
Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the box. Use a pot tall enough to accommodate the height of the noodles, as they will not bend as much as spaghetti or linguine.
Heat the oil in a large, deep pan. Fry the guanciale until it's crisp. Drain out about half of the oil. Add the garlic, onion and pepper flakes, and sauté until the onions soften. Add the tomatoes and salt, and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
Drain the pasta, and add it to the sauce. Add about one cup of the pasta water to help bind the noodles to the sauce. Add the parsley and cook for about one minute. Remove from the heat, and stir in the cheese.