Battered sausage
Battered Sausage II.jpg
A battered sausage, sliced in half after cooking
Place of originUnited Kingdom
Main ingredientsSausage
Ingredients generally usedBatter

Battered sausages are a type of sausage found all across the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

British and Irish battered sausage

The battered sausage is a standard menu item in fish and chip shops across the United Kingdom[1] and Ireland, often described as an "essential" staple of the fish and chip shop menu.[2] They are made up of a pork sausage dipped in batter (usually the same batter used to batter fish), and usually served with chips.[3] A meal of battered sausage and chips is usually known as a 'battered sausage supper' in Scotland.

Australia and New Zealand

In Australia, it may be referred to as a "battered sav"[4] (saveloy is a type of sausage). This may also have given rise to the local expression "fair suck of the sav".[5] In New Zealand, they can be found either with or without a stick inserted (similar to a corn dog). If served with the stick, it is referred to as a hot dog and usually dipped in a generous amount of tomato sauce and consumed immediately. In Australia, this variant may also be referred to as a Pluto Pup or a Dagwood Dog.

See also


  1. ^ Serving style, with photograph, at Parkers British food website.
  2. ^ See, for example, Fry Magazine's Archived 2018-10-05 at the Wayback Machine description.
  3. ^ Anderson, Ross (2006-08-11). "In cod we trust: fish'n'chips is polishing up its image". The Times. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
  4. ^ "Fair suck of the sav definition". 9 June 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Macquarie Dictionary". Retrieved 8 July 2017.