There are a lot of uniquely British foods, such as saveloys, which can also be battered, burger sauce, and the battered sausage.
I’m not assuming you’re stupid, but if you are not a Brit (Aussie) it might be a bit of a weird, or foreign concept to you. So what is a battered sausage? Well it is a sausage (duh) dipped in batter. Usually the same batter that they use to batter the fish, for fish and chips, which you can learn how to eat correctly here.
Battered things, and batter itself could, and should get their own entry (a job for later), but for now i’ll give a very brief explanation. Its basically a mix of flour, water and salt, that when deep-fried coats things in batter. Of course water can be substituted for beer! Nothing quite beats beer battered fish and chips mate let me tell you!
The battered sausage is considered a staple of fish and chip shops across the United Kingdom, as well as Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
Battering things (literally everything) is a huge deal in Scotland where a craze that started with a battered Mars Bar (a UK chocolate), and then seemingly moving on them battering everything. My particular favorite during this period was a deep fried mush pea fritter, again very English, and something I might write about if I can muster up 300 words on the topic!
Outside of the UK and won under they do things a bit differently, Australians tend to batter saveloys, and refer to it as a battered sav, whilst in New Zealand they put a stick in it and lather it with lots of tomato ketchup, from where it is eaten right away.
So, is a battered sausage good for you? Hell no, nothing this amazing could ever be good for you, and this is literally a greasy sausage covered in batter. A battered sausage is far fro kept friendly….
On average a battered sausage can contain up to 750 calories. Keep in mind that that the average male should consume 2-3000 calories per day, so one of these bad bays makes over a third of that.
Battered sausages as you can see are quite the versatile snack, and can be had with numerous foods, or sauces, but the quintessential way to eat it is battered sausage with chips. Battered sausage, chips, lots of ketchup and of course malt vinegar!
And that is the street food guys guide to everything there is to know about battering up a sausage!