Once popeye’s made its way to new haven, i lost …

Comment on Extra-Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken with “Delta” Sauce by Marcia.

once popeye’s made its way to new haven, i lost the ability to fry chicken. the whalley ave popeye’s may not be in the best of neighborhoods but working at yale, it was close enough to walk over for lunch on occasion. i try to limit my consumption of fried chicken, if it’s as good as popeye’s it must not be good for you. alas, i managed to go often enough that i have not been able to fry chicken for 15 years or more.

so i am excited to try this recipe and relearn how to fry chicken. crunchy, crispy, spicy — if i am able to do that i am going to be forever indebted to you! can’t wait to try.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed “Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road,” as well as the taco-centric blog “Eat More Tacos,” and the junk food-centric “Spork & Barrel.” His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, “‘Wich, Please,” was named “Hottest Restaurant in Maine” for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.