2 cups dried split peas
3 carrots, finely chopped
12 onion, finely chopped
12 teaspoon minced garlic
1 lb ham steak, diced to bite size pieces
salt and pepper
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
Add all ingredients except for the milk to soup pan and cover with water. Simmer 4 hours covered, adding more water as needed or until the peas break up. after the peas break up, remove lid and let excess water steam off until you have a thick paste. Add evaporated milk and serve.