The 50 Fattiest Foods in the States


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Texas: Corn dog

A staple of the annual Texas State Fair, the corn dog was reportedly invented in Texas in 1942 by two brothers named Carl and Neil Fletcher (although the Minnesota State Fair says it all started in Minnesota a year earlier). Since then, Texans have served up pretty much everything deep-fried, from Coke in 2006 to butter in 2009. The Fletcher family sells an estimated 500,000 each year at the Texas State Fair.

Ingredients: Deep-fried hot dog with corn flour coating

Fat content: 19 grams, 4 of which come from the dog's coating

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