Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 26 Grilled Snacks, Appetizers, and Side Dishes For Your Memorial Day Grill

So not everyone can be in charge of the main course. That's ok, because today we salute you, Mr. Relegated To Snack And Sides Duty On Memorial Day Weekend Man.

Here are 26 recipes for snacks, appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, and side dishes so good that the family will be swarming around your little Smoky Joe instead of taking up their usual positions next to Uncle Jesse's burger station. Show 'em what you got.

Finger Foods and Snacks

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Meaty Appetizers

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Vegetables and Sides

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More Memorial Day Recipes!

About the author: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the Chief Creative Officer of Serious Eats where he likes to explore the science of home cooking in his weekly column The Food Lab. You can follow him at @thefoodlab on Twitter, or at The Food Lab on Facebook.

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