What's the one thing more American than apple pie? Quiet, dude who knows apple pie is actually German. Fried apple pie, thanks dude who has his priorities in order! For this July 4th (or, hell, any time you want to be an awesome American) whip up this crispy iconic dessert from NYC bistro Lexington Brass, complete with graham cracker ice cream (!) and prepare to seriously rival the dude manning the ribs on the grill. You know, the one who thinks apple pie is German. Now fire up that deep-fryer and break out the ice cream machine. We're getting fancy.

Brick dough can be found in Middle Eastern grocery stores (and is definitely worth seeking out) but puff pastry or even phyllo will do in a pinch.