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

British battered sausage

The battered sausage is a standard menu item in fish and chip shops across Great Britain,[1] often described as an "essential" staple of the fish and chip shop menu.[2] They consist of a pork sausage dipped in batter (usually the same batter used to batter fish), and usually served with chips.[3]

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.

Nutritional information

There can be 750 calories in a typical battered sausage and chips,[6] but this varies greatly.

See also


  1. ^ Serving style, with photograph, at Parkers British food website.
  2. ^ See, for example, Fry Magazine's 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". adelaide-southaustralia.com. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 5 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Macquarie Dictionary". www.macquariedictionary.com.au. Retrieved 8 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Battered Sausage And Chips". livestrong.com. Retrieved 5 August 2016.