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BLT (Bacon Lettuce Tomato)

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The BLT (Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato) is the second most popular sandwich in the United States.[1] The sandwich traditionally has several strips of cooked bacon, leaves of lettuce (traditionally iceberg or romaine), and slices of tomato, between slices of bread (commonly toasted). Mayonnaise is the traditional condiment for the sandwich.

BLT sandwiches are believed to descend from tea sandwiches in the late Victorian era.[2] Between 1930 and 1950, cookbooks typically listed cheese as an ingredient.[2]

The BLT became popular after World War II because of the rapid expansion of supermarkets that allowed for ingredients to be available year-round.[1] The initials, representing “bacon, lettuce, tomato”, likely began in the American restaurant industry as shorthand for the sandwich.


Chicken Strips

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Chicken fingers (also called “chicken tenders” or “chicken strips” or “chicken toes” or “chicken fillets” ) are a style of fried chicken that does not include any bones or skin.

Chicken fingers are prepared by dipping chicken meat in a breading mixture and then deep frying them. Traditionally, chicken fingers are primarily white meat, made from the rib meat trimmed from the breast, though this is not always the case and commonly processed ground chicken is used.

Chicken fingers are served in many restaurants in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. They are often served alongside various dipping sauces. The dipping sauces include: blue cheese, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, Buffalo wing sauce, or the sweet and sour Polynesian sauce. In the south, cream gravy is very popular as a sauce at various restaurants.

The chicken fingers are often served in a basket with french fries, served on a garden salad, or in a sandwich, such as a wrap or on a bun. The chicken fingers are often diced and stuffed in a baked potato topped with butter, Cheddar cheese, and cream gravy.


Cheeseburger

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A cheeseburger is a hamburger accompanied with melted cheese. The term itself is a portmanteau of the words “cheese” and “hamburger.” The cheese is usually sliced, then added a short time before the hamburger finishes cooking to allow it to melt. In fast food restaurants, the cheese that is added to a cheeseburger is typically American cheese, but there are many other variations. Mozzarella, blue cheese, pepper jack, and especially cheddar are popular choices.

The cheese in a cheeseburger substantially changes its nutritional value. For example, in comparison to their standard hamburger, which only differs by the slice of cheese, a McDonald’s cheeseburger has 20% more calories, 33% more fat and 25% more protein.[1] Other types of cheese would have varying effects, depending on their nutritional content.

A cheeseburger can be served with a variety of toppings such as pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, fried egg, mushrooms, horseradish or bacon slices. Typical condiments used include mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, relish, and thousand island dressing.

A Jucy Lucy is a type of cheeseburger, developed and popularized in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the cheese is placed inside the raw meat and then cooked until it melts.

A cheeseburger may have more than one hamburger patty and slice of cheese. A stack of two is a double cheeseburger; a triple has three. More than three are not common in restaurants.