red velvet cupcakesFried chicken and cupcakes are good enough on their own. But together? Now you're talkin'!

Never in my wildest dreams could I have come up with something this intense: Chicken dipped in red velvet cake batter, dredged in toasted, crumbled bits of red velvet cupcake -- then fried.

Wait. There's more ...

It's paired with a side of cream-cheese infused garlic potatoes. You know, because it wouldn't be red velvet without cream cheese.

This stick-to-your-ribs, Southern-fried delicacy sounds like something with Paula Deen's name written all over it, right? But actually the Butter Queen didn't have her hands in this one: It's actually a new dish served at a restaurant called American Cupcake in San Francisco.

Just when we thought the cupcake trend was winding down, now cupcake batter seems to be picking up. But I'm a sucker for anything that combines sweet and savory flavors, so I say: Bring it on!

Would you eat Red Velvet Fried Chicken?


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