9 Best Greasy Foods Across America Slideshow

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Philly Cheesesteak

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The Philly cheesesteak is a classic in Philadelphia.

9 Best Greasy Foods Across America

9 Best Greasy Foods Across America
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While greasy food is definitely not the healthiest choice, proponents of “everything in moderation” would agree that trying a deep-dish pizza or a chicken-fried steak here and there can’t hurt. Here, then, is a list of nine states and a great greasy dish each is known for. Consider picking one up on your next visit — or watch a friend devour one while making a tut-tut sound.

Buffalo Wings (New York)

Buffalo Wings (New York)

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Invented at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, Buffalo wings are a source of state pride. They’re best fried in peanut oil and served with hot sauce and blue cheese dressing.

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza (Illinois)

Chicago-Style Deep-Dish Pizza (Illinois)

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Deep-dish pizzas pack a lot more punch than regular slices – they’re usually about an inch and a half thick and covered with mozzarella cheese, which seems to melt into the dough. Other common toppings include pepperoni, onions, black olives, and sausage. A slice of deep-dish pizza with just pepperoni topping can be 360 calories or more a slice, whereas a regular pepperoni slice is about 298.

Chicken-Fried Steak (Wyoming)

Chicken-Fried Steak (Wyoming)

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Wyoming considers chicken-fried steak the state’s favorite/signature food according to a Cooking Channel survey. It's just a boneless rib-eye or some other cut of steak breaded as if it were fried chicken, then fried up crisp and served beneath a hearty helping of cream gravy.

Cuban Sandwich (Florida)

Cuban Sandwich (Florida)

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Despite its name, this sandwich reportedly hails from Florida and was invented by the Cuban community there. It’s a beloved spin on a ham and cheese sandwich, incorporating ham, pork, Swiss cheese, mustard, and pickles, all on Cuban bread

Fried Butter Balls (Georgia)

Fried Butter Balls (Georgia)

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Paula Deen dreamed this recipe up – made with cream cheese, flour, and of course, butter, the morsels are fried until they’re a light golden color.

Green Chile Cheeseburger (New Mexico)

Green Chile Cheeseburger (New Mexico)

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Green chile cheeseburgers are a New Mexican staple. Atop a burger and between two buns lie a helping of melted cheese and chile pepper relish – sometimes made with serrano, Hatch, and poblano chiles.

Loco Moco (Hawaii)

Loco Moco (Hawaii)

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Loco moco is Hawaiian comfort food consisting of white rice topped with a hamburger patty and an egg fried sunny side up, with all of it smothered in gravy. It was reportedly invented for a group of teenagers around 1949 in Hilo.

Philly Cheesesteak (Pennsylvania)

Philly Cheesesteak (Pennsylvania)
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This famous Philadelphia sandwich consists of thin slices of "frizzled" steak and melted American cheese (or even Cheez Whiz) contained in a hoagie roll. Sautéed onions and bell peppers are also often included.

Texas Nachos (Texas)

Texas Nachos (Texas)

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Texas nachos are fried tortillas traditionally topped with Longhorn cheese, pickled jalapeños, and salt to taste. Some add refried beans and sour cream to give the dish extra flair.