The chipolata (pron: chip-o-LAH-tah)
is a tiny pork
sausage often mistaken for small cocktail frankfurters
. They're sold in bunches of links
Chipolati are a particularly spicy sausage, with a lovely peppery and smokey flavour. With their two-bite size, they really are the ultimate in stand-up party food.
The common constituents include pork butts, pork fat, sage, onion, thyme, mace, salt, pepper, and breadcrumbs. Some extra-spicy recipes call for chilli flakes.
The fresh sausage links are grilled or boiled, and served hot, often on toothpicks.
research sources include John Kinsella's "Professional Charcuterie", and Arielle's Recipe Archive