"This is a good way to use leftover ham, quite inexpensive, and VERY tasty. I hope that you enjoy it. Some people like to add carrots or other types of vegetables. Don't forget to serve with buttered bread toasted in the oven."
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 5 mins
1 cup chopped onion
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 pound dried split peas
1 pound ham bone
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
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1In a medium pot, saute onions in oil. Add the split peas, ham bone, and enough water to cover ingredients; season with salt and pepper.
2Cover, and cook until there are no peas left, just a green liquid, 2 hours. While it is cooking, check to see if water has evaporated. You may need to add more water as the soup continues to cook.
3Once the soup is a green liquid remove from heat, and let stand so it will thicken. Once thickened you may need to heat through to serve.