6 1/2 cups water
8 cloves garlic (minced)
1 lg onion (diced)
In a large pot, saute' the garlic and onion with a little bit of oil until they are clear. Add the split peas and 6 1/2 cups of water. Let boil for 45 minutes stiring occasionally. (I use a pressure cooker, so I just heat to high for 6 minutes and they are all done.) When the peas are cooked through, add the seasonings to taste. I like about 1 tea fresh ground black pepper and 1 tea Lawrey's season salt. The kids love this meal because it is the only time I make fresh crispy bacon. We crumble that into our soup before eating it.
Last night, Alex had 3 bowls of the stuff.