1 onion (large)
3 tablespoons margarine or butter
1 1/2 cups split peas, dry
6 cups water
1 teaspoon salt
1. Chop onion. Cook in margarine in a large pan until tender.
2. Wash and drain split peas.
3. Add water, split peas and salt to onion. Bring to boiling.
4. Lower heat and cover pan. Simmer about 2 hours, until thickened.
Optional: Cook a ham bone or pieces of ham in the soup. Remove bone and serve meat in soup.