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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

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Lobster rolls

 

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

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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

Shortcake

 

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

Lemonade

 

Chocolate Fantasy Brownie Bites by drbabs

 

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

Cheeseburger

 

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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