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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Michael Ruhlman's rosemary-brined, buttermilk fried chicken by Genius Recipes

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Potato salad with arugula and dijon vinaigrette by merrill

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Virginia Willis' deviled eggs by Genius Recipes

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Texas tailgate burger by aargersi

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James Beard's strawberry shortcakes by Genius Recipes

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Corn dogs by molly yeh

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Make your own avocado Caesar by inpatskitchen

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Brigit Binns' crab cakes by Genius Recipes

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American flag cake by Erin McDowell

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

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Martha Stewart's slab pie by Genius Recipes

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Make any kind of lemonade without a recipe by Sarah Jampel

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Chocolate fantasy brownie bites by drbabs

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The Food Lab's ultra-smashed cheeseburgers by Genius Recipes

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Fudgesicles by Alice Medrich

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This story was originally published on Food52.com: 16 all-American classic recipes for the Fourth of July