J. Kenji Lopez-Alt's Go-To Bread For Breakfast Sandwiches

Those who sit outside the orbit of famous chefs and foodies may live with the idea that these culinary celestials may not share the same views as the average person about fast foods — but the reality could not be further from the truth. Anthony Bourdain, Julia Child, and Gordon Ramsay have and continue to sing the praises of In-N-Out Burger, per Mashed. Similarly, David Chang, Wylie Dufresne, and J. Kenji López-Alt have declared their love publicly for Popeye's, per Serious Eats.

It is rumored that Wylie Dufresne loves Popeye's so much that he reportedly had it at his wedding. In a Serious Eats column, López-Alt declared Popeye's biscuits "the finest fast-food biscuits available in the greater New York metropolitan area, and arguably the greatest fast-food biscuits available anywhere." And while López-Alt enjoys them, he has what he feels is a better use for them.

Popeye's biscuits make memorable breakfast sandwiches

J. Kenji López-Alt says, per Serious Eats, that one of the best things to do with a Popeye's biscuit is to turn it into the base for a breakfast sandwich. To do this, he wraps the biscuits in foil before reheating them in the oven. He then serves with a filling made with a fried egg, bacon, and a slice of American cheese — cut in a way that it blankets both the biscuit and the egg. The sandwich is a treat — especially because, as López-Alt points out, the fast-food chain doesn't carry breakfast sandwiches.

KFC might keep mum about its herbs and spices, but one can fairly conclude that Popeye's is just as cagey about its biscuits. This secrecy has spawned numerous copycat recipes across the internet.

So what makes Popeye's biscuits pop? We know what Popeye's has shared — that it is 207 calories worth of deliciousness and that the flakey baked treat is made with buttermilk, as many of the best biscuits are.