Remove skins from the peas. This is the most tedious process. Using both hands, rub a group of peas in between your palms inside a large bowl with filled halfway with water. Apply a little pressure to remove the skins. The skin is the part of the bean that actually contains the black eye. The skins will float to the top of the bowl. Pour water through a strainer to catch the skins. Refill the bowl with water and repeat the skinning process until they are all removed. Don’t worry if some peas bread apart. This process takes about an hour but the results are well worth it.