Maybe a tad controversial but from what I've been told; these are popular in Australia which has a very eclectic and vibrant street food scene with influences from around the world so it’s a tad hard to nail down an authentic Aussie snack apart from a meat pie
Frankfurters are the most common sausage used but you can also use other types. If you want a garlic kick; try a Toulouse Sausage or perhaps go for a spicy Merguez
In a large bowl, add all the dry ingredients and make sure they're all mixed. Pour the buttermilk into a jug and crack the egg into it. Give this a good stir.
Add the wet mix to the dry ingredients and give it a stir. You'll end up with a thick batter
If using sausages, cook these off now until they're done. Most frankfurters are already cooked
Thread the cooked sausages/frankfurters onto a skewer and set aside
Using either a deep-fryer or large saucepan, get the oil to 180°C.
In a very shallow bowl or plate, add the 2 Tbsp flour and give each sausage a dusting to help the batter stick, shake off any excess and dip into the batter to coat
Carefully place the battered sausage into oil and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until crisp and golden all over
Remove from the oil and place onto paper towel to drain any excess oil
Serve with your favourite condiments