Pick over peas; wash thoroughly. Place in a heavy saucepan and cover with water; soak overnight. Drain peas, and place in a heavy saucepan; cover with fresh boiling water.
Add 1 tsp salt and garlic halves; cover and simmer 3 hours, adding boiling water as needed. Just before serving, heat bacon drippings in skillet; add crushed garlic, green pepper, onion, and bay leaves.
Cook until vegetables are soft. Stir in vinegar, 1 tsp salt and black pepper. Spoon into cooked peas; mix well.Servings: