|Ham bone||1 (Country Style)|
|Cayenne pepper||1 Teaspoon|
|Onion||1 Small, chopped|
|Sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Dried black eyed peas||2 Pound|
|Salt pork||1⁄4 Pound, cubed|
|Chopped parsley||1 Tablespoon (For Serving)|
Place the ham bone in a large heavy kettle with 6 cups water, cayenne, salt, onion, and sugar and simmer over medium-high heat for 30 minutes, until meat is falling off ham bone.
Add soaked and drained peas and salt pork and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 to 45 minutes.
Stir in the butter and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Serve hot alone, or with rice or in a soup.