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Red Velvet Fried Chicken

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The ultimate mash-up: red velvet cake + fried chicken = a celebration for your taste buds.  If you've ever needed a reason to fry cake, today is your day.  I was honestly skeptical how red velvet cake would pair with fried chicken, but now that I've crossed that line, there's no going back.  It's AWesOMe!  And really, it's no harder to make than regular fried chicken!  Just swap out cake crumbs for your breading, and everything else is the same. 

I understand some restaurants will actually dip their chicken in red velvet cake batter before frying, but really, are you going to make up an entire batch of red velvet cake just to indulge in this sinful creation? Heck no.  Go to the shop, buy a single piece of cake - it's enough to dredge an entire chicken!  Or if you happen to have leftover cake (as if there were such a thing as "leftover cake"), you're good to go.
 
 
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Step 1: Prep

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  • Chicken - I used one whole chicken, cut it apart and skinned it, but you choose your favorite parts!
  • Flour - about 1/4 - 1/3 cup, depending on how much chicken you use
  • Egg, slightly beaten
  • Red velvet cake crumbs- about 1/8 worth of a full cake (one slice) I used this recipe.
  • Peanut or vegetable oil

Directions:
  1. Begin by heating at least an inch of oil in your pan to 350F (180C) (Deep fryers obviously require more!)
  2. Separate flour, egg, and cake crumbs into three shallow dishes.
  3. Dredge the chicken pieces first in flour, then dip in the egg, and finally, coat in cake crumbs,
SupraHD1 year ago
I'm sorry, I've never tasted a Red Velvet Cake before. Is it sweet or what? Seriously, I don't want sweet dishes except for desserts. By the way, the chicken looks delicious. Well another good post. This is great. "★★★★★"
Zannin1 year ago
I did this recipe for a office pot luck. It was a big hit. Thanks so much for a wonderful, playful idea.
dreamberry1 year ago
Well I never woulda come up with this in a million years. Looks delish.
What about red velvet cake mix powder? Or is mix a no-no?
scoochmaroo (author)  cakeblindness1 year ago
Oh yeah, that might work!
Spectacular! Great Job! I would never have thought to do this...
I would have never thought to try this, but I'm glad you did. It's awesome!

I wonder, have you tried with other varieties of cake? I bet spice cake or yellow cake batter, dolled up with some spices, would be a great flavor combo too.
scoochmaroo (author)  garnishrecipes1 year ago
This cake isn't too too sweet, so it's nice. A spice cake would be killer! Carrot cake? Well that's almost healthy right there.
Verdann1 year ago
I gotta know. If you are deep frying the chicken, which isn't the healthiest method of cooking, why are you removing the delicious skin?
scoochmaroo (author)  Verdann1 year ago
Definitely not required, but my chicken chopping wasn't going as neatly as I'd hoped, and the skin was kinda slipping off already. I wasn't sure how the skin would do underneath cake crumbs, so I figured better safe than sorry. Give it a whirl with the skin on and let me know how it is!
lafnbear1 year ago
Yep, "leftover cake"- definitely one of those oxymorons.

(Ever heard the alternative definition of "oxymoron": an idiot who, unbelievably, is still breathing...)
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo going to try this! I am in Food-Combinations-That-you-never-thought-would-work-but-some-how-do heaven!
artfulann1 year ago
Sounds good! Decadent for the waist line, but delicious sounding!

And if you don't have red velvet cake but you do have German chocolate, use it (red velvet is German chocolate without the red coloring)
wow, first i thought it was tandoori!
Two of my favorites taste that I'm sure taste great together.
wilgubeast1 year ago
That looks awesome. Delicious + mildly off-putting color = excellent chicken project.
That is crazy! I would never guess that it would be so good or that it would be so easy to do!
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