Noodles with Buttered Crumbs

Noodles With Buttered Crumbs

3 quarts of water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
8 ounces thin or medium-wide noodles, about 5 cups
2/3 cup butter
2 cups cracker crumbs (any type of Party cracker)
3 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1/4 Tablespoon black pepper
Paprika

Add noodles, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil to boiling water, let water return to boil. Cover tightly and remove from heat, allowing noodles to stand for 25 minutes, or until tender. Drain in colander. Add 1/3 cup of butter to noodle kettle and melt over low heat. Return the drained noodles to kettle and toss lightly.
In a medium skillet, melt remaining 1/3 cup of butter over medium heat and add cracker crumbs. Stir and toast until golden. Add parsley and black pepper and blend.
Transfer noodles to serving dish, sprinkle buttered crumbs on top and drift a bit of paprika over all for garnish.