Saveloy


Saveloy

A saveloy is a type of highly seasoned pork sausage, usually bright red in colour, which is served in English fish and chip shops. The word comes from the French "cervelas", a pork sausage, sometimes made from pigs' brains.

The saveloy's taste is similar to that of a frankfurter or red pudding. It is mostly eaten with chips, but occasionally also in a sandwich accompanied with pease pudding, stuffing or mustard. This is known as a "saveloy dip" in the north east of England, as one half of the bun is dipped in the water that the sausage is boiled in.

The saveloy is available in Australia, usually battered and known as a "battered sav"Fact|date=August 2008. Saveloys are also eaten in New Zealand where they are known colloquially as a "sav" (or a "kabana" if unbattered)Fact|date=August 2008. A similar item, available in the United States, is called a Red Hot.Fact|date=August 2008


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  • Saveloy — Sav e*loy, n. [F. cervelas, It. cervellata, fr. cervello brain, L. cerebellum, dim. of cerebrum brain. See {Cerebral}.] A kind of dried sausage. McElrath. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saveloy — 1837, corruption of Fr. cervelas, from It. cervellata, from cervello “brain.” So called because it originally was made of pigs brains …   Etymology dictionary

  • saveloy — [sav′ə loi΄] n. [altered < Fr cervelas < MFr cervelat < It cervellata, assoc. with cervello, the brains, used in making it (< L cerebellum: see CEREBELLUM); orig., however, prob. a deer meat sausage < cervo, stag < L cervus: see …   English World dictionary

  • Saveloy — Saveloys. Un saveloy es un tipo de salchicha de cerdo muy condimentada, normalmente de color rojo intenso, que se sirve en los locales de fish and chips ingleses,[1] a veces rebozado y frito. Se cree que el …   Wikipedia Español

  • saveloy — [19] Saveloy ‘spicy sausage’ is etymologically a sausage made from ‘brains’. The word is an anglicization of early modern French cervelat, which in turn was borrowed from Italian cervellata, a diminutive form of cervello ‘brains’. This was a… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • saveloy — [19] Saveloy ‘spicy sausage’ is etymologically a sausage made from ‘brains’. The word is an anglicization of early modern French cervelat, which in turn was borrowed from Italian cervellata, a diminutive form of cervello ‘brains’. This was a… …   Word origins

  • saveloy — noun Etymology: modification of French cervelas, from Middle French, from Old Italian cervellata, literally, pig s brains, from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum more at cerebellum Date: 1837 British a highly seasoned dry sausage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • saveloy — /sav euh loy /, n. Chiefly Brit. a highly seasoned, dried sausage. [1830 40; prob. < F cervelas, MF cervelat < It cervellato Milanese sausage, orig. containing pig s brains, equiv. to cervell(o) brain (see CEREBELLUM) + ato ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • saveloy — noun A seasoned pork sausage, normally purchased ready cooked Syn: sav …   Wiktionary

  • saveloy — sav·e·loy || ‚sævÉ™ lɔɪ n. spicy dried pork sausage (British usage) …   English contemporary dictionary


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