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Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper

A simple recipe for chip shop style sausages in batter. The beer batter is flavoured with spices for a warm flavour, with a fabulous crunch.

Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper

We very rarely have takeaway. We have the occasional pizza but it's a rare thing for us to order a Chinese or Indian takeaway or visit a chip shop for dinner.

We might not do it often, but from time to time I do get the craving for fresh, hot, salty chips and something in crispy batter. 

Unfortunately most chip shops don't offer many vegetarian or vegan options, although this is starting to change. I fear it won't change here in Dundee anytime soon, although there is a chippy which serves battered mushrooms, so I sometimes have those.

Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper

Scottish Fish and Chip Shop

I remember as a child standing in the chippie and watching them dip the fish and sausages in batter, lower them into the hot oil, then out came these crispy golden parcels.

They didn't batter and deep fry Mars Bars in my local chippie, but they did deep fry pizzas and call them a pizza crunch.  I've had a few of those in my time.

Generally as I child I would just have chips, but sometimes I'd have a white pudding supper, my mum would have a sausage supper and my dad would have a fish supper.

When we got to the till our hot crispy food of choice would be scooped onto newspaper with chips, then doused in salt, vinegar and chip shop sauce (a brown vinegary sauce that was popular in Fife), bundled up in more paper, then we'd pay then walk home in the dark with our hot parcels keeping our hands warm.

My mum would have warm plates ready for our return and we'd all tuck in like we'd not had anything to eat for a week. Of course we always shared some with our little dog Peppy.

It was a rare treat.

Beer Battered Vegan Sausages

What is a sausage supper?

A sausage supper is one or two sausages cooked in crispy batter and served with a portion of chips.

When in a chip shop, if you ask for a single you would get the sausages (or whatever it was you ordered) on their own, but a supper always comes with chips.

My Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper is a homemade version of this. I battered Indian spiced plant-based sausages from Heck called Bollywood Bangers. They are suitable for vegans and have lots of flavour.

To compliment these flava bomb sausages, I spiced up my batter which was a beer batter.

I served them with oven baked chips, peas and as a break with tradition, I served my sausage suppers with tomato ketchup and not brown sauce.

Heck Vegan Sausages

Heck Plant-Based Sausages

Yorkshire-based sausage and burger company HECK has gone all plant-based just in time for the start of a new year and Veganuary.

The range includes four Heck plant-based sausages, which are all suitable for vegetarians and vegans. They are also gluten-free.

Bollywood Bangers

Heck Bollywood Bangers

Indian-style veggie bangers with cauliflower, green lentils, pulses and seeds. All spiced up with chilli, ginger, cumin and turmeric. 

Super Green Bangers

Super Green Bangers
Veggie bangers made with quinoa, spinach, kale & ginger. 

Sweet Fusion Veggie Bangers

Sweet Fusion Veggie Bangers
Veggie bangers made with fragrant Thai pesto, sweet potato & sticky rice.

The Beet Goes On Sausages

The Beet Goes On Sausages

Veggie sausages made from beetroot, carrot, horseradish and sunflower seeds.

Meat-Free Sausages

Heck co-founder Jamie Keeble says “We’ve gone back to the kitchen table and made wonderful vegetables the stars of the show with a delicious line-up of meat-free sausages that are packed with delicious super-food veg and ingredients to do you good as well as taste good. We’re on a mission to put vegetables centre plate rather than just a bit on the side.”

The range is registered with both the Vegetarian Society and the Vegan Society.

Follow the conversation on social media with  #HECKyesitsvegan #GiveEmHECK

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How do you make beer batter?

Beer batter is one of the easiest and most fabulous of batters.

You start with self-raising flour which you season with salt and pepper. 

If you wish you can add spices at this point too. This time I used ground cumin and ground coriander, but I have also made this batter and flavoured it with either paprika or turmeric for a beautiful yellow colour.

Next you slowly pour in a bottle of beer or lager until you have the consistency of double cream or a thick pouring cream. You probably won't need to use the whole bottle.

That's it! Simple, but the most heavenly crisp batter.

Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper in newspaper with chips, peas and ketchup

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Vegan Chip Shop Sausage Supper

Beer Battered Sausages

Chip shop style battered sausages with a hint of spice for warm and extra flavour.
prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins


  • 8 Heck Vegan Sausages
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • a good grinding of salt and pepper
  • 330 ml beer
  • enough sunflower oil to fry the sausages


  1. Saute the sausages for a few minutes in a little oil, then dry them on kitchen paper.
  2. Pour the flour into a large bowl, add the salt, pepper and spices and stir to combine.
  3. Slowly add the beer while whisking until you have a thick pouring batter.
  4. Heat sunflower oil in a wok. I needs to be deep enough to cover the sausages, leaving enough room for the batter too.
  5. Once it is really hot and a little batter drizzled in sizzles and colours, dip each of the sausages on batter and lower gently into the hot oil. Fry for a few minutes, turning over once until golden and crisp.
  6. Don't fry more than two or three sausages at a time, they do need room and drain on kitchen paper before serving.
  7. Serve with oven cooked chips, peas and ketchup.
  8. Enjoy!


Calories and nutrition are for two battered sausages per person.

Please dispose of your oil responsibly.
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  1. Looks so delicious and perfect for a quick dinner! Can't wait to try this recipe ♥

    1. Thanks Natalie, it was quick and really tasty. Such a treat.

  2. Looks delicious! I haven't seen that brand of veggie sausages, I'll have to look for them!

    1. Thanks and yes do try them, they are packed with flavour.

  3. I wish my chipshop sold a sausage supper like this. Those sausages sound good too. Another good one Jacqueline. Jill

    1. I know what you mean Jill, it is often a disappointment. I do hope you try this. Let me know if you do.

  4. I wonder if I can find these in the states? I'd love to try them. I'm not vegan but the ingredients in these sausages sound really good! Really interesting to read about chip shops. And fried pizza? I maybe am glad I don't have access to that here, LOL

    1. I think it is only in the UK at the moment, but it might be worth sending them an email to see if they have plans to branch out.

      And fried pizza seems crazy to me now too!

  5. Made this last night, loved it!

    1. I am so glad you enjoyed it Noelle. Thanks so much for letting me know.

  6. What a unique yet delicious sounding idea! I mean, you can't really go wrong when you deep fry anything but then you went and added beer batter to it. Sounds just decadent

    1. I know and the beer batter is lush, especially with the spices added to complement the sausages. Such a treat.

  7. Oh this looks amazing, just perfect for a cold January day, my tummy is rumbling!

  8. lovely reminiscences - I am not sure I have ever had beer battered sausages but I did love a fish and chip meal as a kid - I usually had the dim sims with my chips. I remember going to wagamama in London once with a fellow vegetarian who was amazed at the sauce on his meal (maybe it was a Japanese curry) and he kept exclaiming it was just like chip shop curry sauce!

    1. Haha, I would never imagine a japanese curry tasting like chip shop curry, as they are more Indian spice flavours. How odd. You should give these a go Johanna. I think they would go down well.

  9. Heck sausages are great as they are, but you've taken them to a new level entirely here.

    1. Yes they are, which is why I wanted to create a recipe where you could really still taste those fabulous flavours.

  10. This sounds delicious. I've never thought of puttring a sausage.

  11. Aah this post took me right back to my childhood and memories of our weekly trip to the chip shop, on the walk back from my dancing class. I always opted for the mince and onion pie and my sister chose the battered sausage. Each week we chose exactly the same; we never varied the order. How funny! Children sure are sticklers for routine.

    And thank you so much for introducing us to the Heck sausages in this post. I haven't tried them yet but I'll definitely keep an eye out for them xx


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