Slideshow: 24 All-American Recipes for Independence Day

The Crabbiest Crab Cakes
The Crabbiest Crab Cakes

These are everything you want in a crab cake—a crisp, golden, buttery crust that gives way to a sweet, crabby interior that tastes like, well, crab.

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Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese
Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy, gooey, salty, and hot. It's a heartier take on more traditional mac n' cheese.

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Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese
Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese

A wonderful marriage of all things delicious, this macaroni and cheese has a typically American 'more is more' attitude.

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Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings
Oven-Fried Buffalo Wings

You'd never know these came out of your oven. They're crispy and crackly on the outside, with tender, fatty meat on the inside.

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Balsamic-Glazed Baby Back Ribs
Balsamic-Glazed Baby Back Ribs

These ribs fulfill the defining barbecue trifecta of smoky, sweet, and tangy like nothing else could.

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Quadruple Chili Cheeseburgers
Quadruple Chili Cheeseburgers

A fat patty of grilled beef draped with a melty, oozy slice of pepperjack cheese, topped with roasted green chilis and a handful of pickled jalapeƱos, served on a hearty bun with a generous swipe of chipotle mayonnaise.

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Perfect Sliders
Perfect Sliders

Don't be fooled by their teeny, tiny stature. These sliders mean business.

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Classic Smashed Burgers
Classic Smashed Burgers

Smashing your burger results in an irresistible crust and an even meatier tasting burger.

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Wicked Good Lobster Rolls
Wicked Good Lobster Rolls

Tender, sweet chunks of perfectly cooked lobster are tossed in a thin coating of mayo and nestled gently into a nice, soft hot dog bun.

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Grilled Cheese
Grilled Cheese

A simple, perfect, all-American sandwich.

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Slaw Dogs with Mustard
Slaw Dogs with Mustard

Spice up these Independence Day staples with a hearty dose of tangy slaw.

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Classic Club Sandwich
Classic Club Sandwich

A classic club is built on a foundation of minimalist ingredients, which allows each one to really shine.

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Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Buffalo Chicken Wraps

A nice balance of spicy, crispy chicken and cool, fresh lettuce, wrapped up into a neat little package.

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Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries
Perfect Thin and Crispy French Fries

These are everything a french fry should be: salty, crisp, light, and not at all greasy.

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Classic Potato Salad
Classic Potato Salad

A really well-constructed potato salad can be as interesting as the burger it precedes. Tangy, salty, and sweet with a texture that's simultaneously creamy, crunchy, and fluffy in each bite, this one fits the bill.

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Hearn Family Coleslaw
Hearn Family Coleslaw

A quick go-to slaw that's perfect with barbecue, all kinds of burgers, and as good on sandwiches as it is alongside them.

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Barbecue Sweet Potato Chips
Barbecue Sweet Potato Chips

There is perhaps no more addictive snack than barbecue-flavored potato chips. It doesn't hurt that they make beer taste even better.

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DIY Cornmeal Cornbread
DIY Cornmeal Cornbread

A simple, not-too-sweet cornbread that is a great foil to barbecue or burgers.

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