Ah, KC 101. That was my school bus driver’s radio …

Comment on Golden Eggplant Fries by Heidi.

Ah, KC 101. That was my school bus driver’s radio station of choice. I grew up in Westbrook, and compared to our minuscule town beach, Hammonasset was like a waterfront resort. I’m pretty far from the water right now, but I dream of moving back to the coast — even if it’s just Long Island Sound.
Thanks for the memories, and thanks for the recipe. Eggplant is my favorite of all nightshades. I predict these fries will show up on my table soon.

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 junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, 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.