The 50 Fattiest Foods in the States


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New York: Garbage plate

While New York–style cheesecake tops the list of fatty regional specialties, the Empire State is also home to the "garbage plate," a mess of potatoes, beans, meat, onions, mustard, and sauce that reportedly got its start at Rochester, N.Y. eatery Nick Tahou Hots in 1918.

Ingredients: A base of home fries, macaroni salad, baked beans or French fries, topped with choice of meat (hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, sausage, chicken tender, fish, fried ham), and drenched in mustard, onions, and hot sauce—all amounting to about 3 pounds of food!

Fat content: While there's no official dietary analysis for the various versions of garbage plates, estimates and homemade recipes clock in at anywhere from about 93 grams of fat per plate to an astounding 203 grams, enough for more than three days.

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