Country Ham Lollipups - Carolina Country

Country Ham Lollipups With molasses mustard

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Country Ham Lollipups

Ham biscuits and corn dogs … now there are a couple of fair favorites … along with those hot and crispy hushpuppies in the education building. We’ve combined this threesome into one fun food you’ll be sure to enjoy.


  • Vegetable or peanut oil

  • Popsicle sticks

  • 1 cup hushpuppy mix (We used House Autry.)

  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated onion

  • ½ cup seltzer water*

  • 4 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon sage

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • ¾ cup diced cooked country ham (about 4 ounces)

Molasses Mustard
  • 3 tablespoons yellow mustard

  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2–3 shakes Texas Pete

  • 2 tablespoons molasses


  1. Pour oil 3 inches deep in fryer. Heat to medium-high (375 degrees). Combine all ingredients and mix together until well blended. Let rest 15 minutes. Batter will be stiff.

  2. Using fingers, pinch batter and make 1-inch balls. Carefully put into hot oil making sure not to crowd. Cook 3–5 minutes until golden brown. Drain. Stick popsicle stick into pups. Serve with molasses mustard.

  3. For molasses mustard, combine mustards, mayonnaise and hot sauce. Swirl in molasses.

*Water can be used but seltzer water will make a crispier lollipup.

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Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist and blogger, chats about goodness around NC on her blog at

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