It's half street food and half gourmet brunch: it's fried chicken and waffles. If you haven't heard of this combination before, you might think we're recommending a bizarre food challenge. But we promise, Americans have been mixing fried chicken and was for quite a while - just like they do at Stop Valve.
What's the deal?
These two foodstuffs may seem like chalk and cheese, but you get exactly what it says on the tin here – pieces of deep fried chicken served up with fluffy breakfast waffles.
Traditionally, morning waffles come with a blob of butter and drizzle of maple syrup, or chocolate spread and sliced bananas – a pick-me-up for people who like to indulge their sweet tooth first thing. But swapping out chocolate for chicken can be great. Your chicken and waffles from Stop Valve will strictly be a weekend treat though, as it's only available for those blissful Saturdays and lazy Sundays when you're craving a taste of Americana.
Where did it come from?
A classic brunch dish in America, fried chicken with waffles has been around since the 1700s. Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson bought one of the first waffle irons and started a trend that's still going today. An early 19th century waffle iron advert said, 'you can attend a chicken and waffle supper right at home any time you have the notion.' And ordering the dish through Deliveroo has exactly the same effect.
One true pairing of savoury and sweet
If you wake up one morning feeling like something special, then the fried chicken and waffles could be what you never knew you were craving. Though swapping out your bacon or Nutella for chicken may seem strange at first, you'll be converted.
Stop Valve's sweet toppings carry on playing up this savoury-sweet contrast for glorious effect.
Fresh strawberry and kiwi perk up the fried food, making it taste lighter. But if the taste wasn't good enough, we love the presentation even more – this dish a total Instagram-ready star.
Feeling like some chicken and waffles in bed this weekend? Deliveroo can help with that.