About this recipe:This is a good way to use leftover ham, you can find it in supermarkets stocked with Western ingredients. Some people like to add diced carrots or potatoes. However you tweak this recipe, it will indeed become a rainy weather staple.
In a medium saucepan, fry onions in oil for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and add split peas and ham hock or bone. Add enough water to cover ingredients, and season with salt and pepper.
Cover, and cook until there are no peas left, just a green liquid, about 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.