This traditional dessert has been made in Alaska for centuries and encompasses a list of ingredients that ensures that this certainly isn't your old-fashioned ice cream. Rather, ice cream of the Eskimo variety, also known akutaq, has historically gotten its creamy consistency from the meat and fat of caribou, moose, bears, seals and fish. Modern variations of the dish today usually substitute Crisco for the animal fat, and because recipes differ, it's somewhat hard to gather a complete nutritional picture. However, a traditional version of this frosty treat that uses reindeer fat can serve up an astounding 91 grams of fat in a single serving.
Origins of this Georgia staple are somewhat unclear, but most agree that the Luther Burger is named in honor of local R&B crooner Luther Vandross. The Luther is built on "buns" that are actually two glazed Krispy Kreme doughnuts on which two ground-beef patties, cheese and bacon and a fried egg are elegantly stacked. The two Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts are worth 24 grams of fat, and the patty is another 16, so perhaps this dish wouldn't be the ideal choice for whom it was named after, as Luther Vandross himself suffered from hypertension and diabetes.
This offering from the Empire State was conceived at the beloved local greasy spoon Nick Tahou Hots back in 1918. The dish, which more than lives up to its name, is a culinary conglomeration of ingredients that start with a foundation of home fries, macaroni salad, baked beans and French fries. From there, customers have the option of selecting a meat of their choice (hamburger, cheeseburger, hot dog, sausage, chicken tender, fish, fried ham). To make the garbage plate complete, the whole thing is slathered in mustard, onions and hot sauce -- and tips the scales at an alarming three pounds of food.