Sweet Potato Hushpuppies - Carolina Country

Sweet Potato Hushpuppies A southern standby with a twist

3.8/5 rating (62 votes)
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Servings: About 2 dozen hushpuppies
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Sweet Potato Hushpuppies

These crispy-on-the-outside and moist-in-the-middle hushpuppies featuring NC sweet potatoes are the perfect side dish for our clam chowder (or any bowl of your favorite soup). Great on a brunch table, too!


  • 1¼ cup hushpuppy mix (we used House-Autry)
  • ½ cup club soda
  • ½ cup cooked, mashed sweet potato
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Peanut oil for frying


  1. Combine all the ingredients except oil and mix well. Let sit 15 minutes.

  2. Heat oil to 350 degrees.

  3. Using a teaspoon, drop hushpuppy batter into the oil. Fry about 3–4 minutes until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Field Close up

The North Carolina Sweet Potato

North Carolina grows more sweet potatoes than any other state. They sweeten the state’s economy, too, yielding a crop worth $324 million in 2019. Dig up some more sweet facts about our state's official vegetable!

Hot Potato!

Recipe courtesy of

Wendy Perry, a culinary adventurist specializing in N.C.-made food products and small N.C. farms

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Comments (1)

  • My sister is a Diabetic.
    You could use the recipe I bet if you just exchanged Splenda instead of sugar!

    Dale Ann Baldwin |
    February 13, 2023 |

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