Over thanksgiving, visiting from New York, we stopped at the Red Fox Inn in Middleburg, VA. Along with the excellent fried chicken, I tried something from the menu I'd never seen before: peanut soup. It was delicious -- creamy and thick, pale tan color, topped with a crunchy chopped peanut garnish.
Is this a common dish in Virginia? Is it made and served in other parts of the south? Is there any interesting lore to be passed on about it? Does anyone have a favorite recipe? Would love to hear anything there is to know about this dish. Yum!