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Battered sausage

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Battered sausage
A battered sausage, sliced in half after cooking
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[edit]

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 and Northern Ireland.[4]

Australia and New Zealand[edit]

In Australia, it may be referred to as a "battered sav"[5] (saveloy is a type of sausage). This may also have given rise to the local expression "fair suck of the sav".[6] In New Zealand, they can be found either with or without a stick inserted (similar to a corn dog). In Australia if served with the stick, it is referred to as a "pluto pup" or "dagwood dog" and usually dipped in a generous amount of tomato sauce.[7]

See also[edit]


  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. ^ Gilbert, Julie (2017-04-02). "Five Glaswegian chip shop delicacies you miss when you're not in the ciity". GlasgowLive. Retrieved 2023-09-13.
  5. ^ "Fair suck of the sav definition". adelaide-southaustralia.com. 9 June 2015. Archived from the original on 17 August 2016. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Macquarie Dictionary". www.macquariedictionary.com.au. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Dagwood dog v Pluto pup – which one do you say? | Poll, video". Western Advocate. 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2022-10-07.