One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small thin sausage.
- ‘Pancakes, chipolatas or ice cream under the cereal are some of the suggestions for this surprise breakfast, and if they don't get there on time it's ordinary breakfast.’
- ‘The nightmare of Christmas isn't fretting over burning your chipolatas and drowning the Brussels sprouts - it's making sure you've covered all bases when it comes to buying presents.’
- ‘Yes, there are pigs in blankets but they are organic chipolatas wrapped in thin slices of pancetta and cooked in the oven.’
- ‘This means that the average British adult is likely to devour a staggering 4kg of sausages, or the equivalent of over 140 chipolatas this year alone.’
- ‘The Pieman's new venture is a website offering the kind of non-filling food on offer at meetings and conferences - chipolatas with honey and mustard dip, that kind of thing.’
- ‘Heat the oil in a pan and add the halved chipolata sausages and cook for about 1 minute.’
- ‘The ‘little taste of Cumbria’ prepared by John Kay included smoked salmon, duck, and chipolatas.’
- ‘I could see his white Nike shoes, his sharply creased trousers, the powerful veined forearms and blacksmith's hands, the fingers round and surprisingly short, like chipolatas.’
- ‘Kids love them, especially the small variety, chipolatas and cocktail franks.’
- ‘The chipolatas were tiny, they could easily slip down between the grill, falling into the molten hot-bead-netherworld below.’
- ‘Place the parsnips on the middle shelf of the oven (with the potatoes on the top), and the chipolatas on the lowest shelf or floor of the oven.’
- ‘Instead of the dulcet sounds of ‘Silent Night’, there are imprecations emanating from the kitchen as the cook discovers a tub of cream in the fridge dripping all over the chipolatas.’
- ‘The type of man who would rather die than be seen in the kitchen is only too happy to light a barbecue and check on his chargrilled chipolatas.’
- ‘I've got a hip flask of whisky packed, along with a Tupperware box of chipolatas.’
- ‘I earned enough from the dole and busking to live on salt and vinegar crisps, Mars bars and beans and chipolatas on toast.’
- ‘Instead, thick, succulent breast escalopes had been pan-fried and sent out to do their work on the waistline with black pudding farei and chipolatas.’
- ‘Tonight we had a leg of lamb, with roast potatoes, carrots, peas, chipolatas, with cherry pie (half for me, third for my mum, rest for my dad).’
- ‘Then roast chicken with bread sauce, chipolatas, bacon.’
- ‘Harry Campbell found a reference in the Glasgow Herald last Christmas to a seasonal offer from the Safeway supermarket chain of outdoor-reared pork chipolatas.’
- ‘I've been busy eating chipolatas, and telling my nine year old nephew to stop drinking my Tanqueray.’
Late 19th century: from French, from Italian cipollata ‘a dish of onions’, from cipolla ‘onion’.
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