You can’t help but feel a little sorry for the lettuce and tomato on Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s latest creation.

It’s easy to overlook the roughage when it’s sandwiched between a fried chicken filet and an Old Bay doughnut ($9).

Chef Elizabeth Masetti debuted the sandwich on July 23, when all 60 of them sold out within an hour.

We’re surprised it took that long. The crunchy chicken and the fluffy doughnut combine for the perfect bite every time, and the right amount of Old Bay means the flavor is complementary, not overpowering. (Masetti tweaked the doughnut recipe for more than a month, eventually deciding to include some Old Bay in the dough as well as a light dusting on top.)

Sauce options include honey mustard, BBQ, ranch and Sriracha mayo (our pick). And while Astro doesn’t know the exact calorie count, we estimate that it’s — at the very least — 500.

The sandwich is available until all the excitement dies down, which we can’t imagine will be anytime soon.

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, 1308 G St. NW; 202-809-5565, (Metro Center)

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