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 American favorites from the mid-afternoon parade through evening fireworks.

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

The New Englandah Burgah by Chef Jason Royal

Make Your Own Avocado Caesar by inpatskitchen

Brigit Binns' crab cakes by Genius Recipes

Bacon and egg salad sandwich with dukkah and peppery greens by AntoniaJames

Martha Stewart's slab pie by Genius Recipes

Chocolate fantasy brownie bites by drbabs

Two-tone fudgesicles by merrill

This article originally appeared on 10 all-American classics for the Fourth of July.

More from Food52...