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May 4, 2008 01:57 PM

Looking for a good sausauge and chips

Have gone to a lot of fish and chip shops in Toronto but can't ever find a battered sausage adn chips. does anyone know a fish and chip place that does it

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  1. Sorry, no, but when you do, I'll be there too!

    Is it Scottish or English? (The deep-fried Mars bar phenomenon is Scottish, isn't it?)

    1. Probably not quite what you're looking for, but St. Andrews (in Scarborough) does black pudding and chips. I have no idea if it's battered or not, but I wouldn't be surprised.

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      1. re: Wahooty

        It's battered and so is the mealie and the mars bar and the easter creme egg when I was there. Darn tasty in a heart clogging kinda way...

      2. Can't find a menu online, so I can't remember if Old Yorke Fish and Chips on Laird does sausage. I know there's meat pie....Perhaps someone else remembers, but I do heartily recommend the place for the fish and chips....

        Olde Yorke - duplicate
        96 Laird Dr, St Catharines, ON L2P, CA

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        1. re: Julie McCoy

          second that, Olde Yorke is excellent for fish & chips but I've only been for take-out and sausage is definitely not on the take-out menu. Next time I'm there, I'll try to take a peek at the restaurant menu. Interesting -- I've never heard of battering sausage.

          Olde Yorke
          96 Laird Dr, Toronto, ON M4G3V3, CA

          1. re: JamieK

            It depends if the O.P. is looking for a sausage roll, or Toad-in the-Hole, although it's amazing what some places serve and call it T.I.T.H. Whenever I had it in England, it was a Yorkshire Pudding type of batter with sausages baked into it, but here I've had weird and wonderful examples.Hair Of The Dog on Church Street swears their version is authentic, but I had never had it their way before.

            1. re: Leslieville

              ah, I had a vision of a sausage encased in fish batter. This make more sense.

              1. re: JamieK

                Well, I still don't really know what the OP is after, but if you look up black pudding on Wikipedia, there is a picture of exactly that - a black pudding battered and deep-fried, just like you were envisioning. Let's just say it's not the most appetizing picture I've ever seen. :)

                1. re: Wahooty

                  okay, I did it, I looked. Give me strength.

                  I have a feeling that's not what the OP was looking for, but what do I know? I grew up (Polish mum) with blood pudding simply crumbled and fried all by itself (served alongside some fried eggs or potatoes and bread maybe) and I loved it. I can see how battering it into a roll may make it easier to pick up and hold to eat, but oh how much more fat could you possibly add before you just die?

                  1. re: JamieK

                    just remembered the name of it in Polish - kaszanka - and it has it's own Wiki entry -

                    1. re: JamieK

                      Last time I was at brazen head (Liberty village) I noticed they had battered sausages on their menu. Never had them so I can't comment further.

                      1. re: pancake

                        The Sausage that I am looking for is a banger that is in the fish batter and then fried. That blood pudding specialty doesn't really look to appealing. I will check out Brazen Head

                    2. re: JamieK

                      Aren't most Scottish chip shops in constant pursuit of the answer to that very question? :)

                      1. re: Wahooty

                        ergo, the existence of deep-fried Mars bars