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16 All-American Classics for the Fourth of July

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The most patriotic holiday is right around the corner, and we've got you covered no matter how you choose to celebrate. Although typical Fourth of July fare is far from fancy—as it should be—we have a few ideas up our sleeve for making the best versions possible. Munch away on 16 of our American favorites from the mid-afternoon parade through evening fireworks. 

New England Lobster Rolls with Lemon Chive Mayonnaise by Sonali aka the Foodie Physician

Lobster rolls


Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes


Potato Salad with Arugula and Dijon Vinaigrette by merrill


Virginia Willis' Deviled Eggs by Genius Recipes


Texas Tailgate Burger by aargersi


James Beard's Strawberry Shortcakes by Genius Recipes



Corn Dogs by molly yeh

Corn dogs


Make Your Own Avocado Caesar by inpatskitchen


Brigit Binns' Crab Cakes by Genius Recipes


American Flag Cake by Erin McDowell

Flag cake


Bacon and Egg Salad Sandwich with Dukkah and Peppery Greens by AntoniaJames


Martha Stewart's Slab Pie by Genius Recipes

Genius slab pie


Make Any Kind of Lemonade without a Recipe by Sarah Jampel



Chocolate Fantasy Brownie Bites by drbabs


The Food Lab's Ultra-Smashed Cheeseburgers by Genius Recipes



Fudgesicles by Alice Medrich

This piece originally ran June 28, 2013. We're running an updated version in celebration of July 4th!

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