Rinse peas; combine with two quarts of water, ham, onion, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer (don't boil) 1 1/2 hours. Stir occasionally. Remove bone; cut off meat and dice. Return meat to soup and add carrots and paprika. Cook slowly, uncovered for 30-40 minuets.
Crockpot recipe: This is the way I love to do it~
Put all ingredients into a crockpot over night or all day. Stir occasionally. The meat will cook off the ham bone.
Serve and enjoy!
From: Glorious Grub Cookbook By. Joan Stewart