Saveloy Important Facts:
- Saveloy is a type of well seasoned or salted, smoked pork sausage.
- Typically bright red, as coloured with saltpetre.
- Similar in taste to that of a frankfurter.
- Appears to have been first used in popular English literature before 1838.
- Word comes from the modification of French cervelas, a pork sausage, via Italian cervellato (from cervello brain, from Latin cerebellum).
- Historically, at one time made from pigs' brains (ie Italian connection).
- In Australia, saveloys where usually known as frankfurters until the outbreak of World War I (1914) when many German named items or places were changed to English sounding names.
- Sold in English fish and chip shops (see image), where it is sometimes fried in batter.
- Also available in Australia, where it is usually battered & locally known as a "battered sav".
- Normally eaten with chips, or in a sandwich.
- Words rhyming with "saveloy" include - Accloy, Cloy, Disemploy, Loy, Misemploy, Overcloy, Preemploy, Surcloy.
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