How do you eat yours? Britain's favourite egg dish revealed

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Scrambled is king, according to Brits. (Getty Images)
Scrambled is king, according to Brits. (Getty Images)

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

A nationwide study has revealed that the majority of Brits prefer their eggs scrambled. 

The survey of 1,500 Brits, by British Lion Eggs for British Egg Week, asked participants to tick all the different egg dishes that they enjoy. 

Scrambled came out on top, with 49% of the vote. 

Surprisingly, the humble boiled egg was the second most popular with 45%, followed by the fried egg with 44% and the poached egg with 41%. 

Boiled eggs are more popular than fried, would you believe it? (Getty Images)
Boiled eggs are more popular than fried, would you believe it? (Getty Images)

81% of those surveyed believe that eggs are seeing an increase in popularity due the health benefits and their versatility.

Eggs are highly nutritious. They contain a whole list of vitamins, including vitamin A which is important for helping the immune system work properly, vitamin B5 which helps the body release energy from food and vitamin B12 which keeps the nervous system healthy. 

They're also rich in protein, which is more filling than carbohydrates and fats, which many believe can encourage weight loss. 

Studies have also claimed that eating eggs can improve eye health and even memory. 

However, health experts do stress that they should be consumed as part of a healthy, balanced diet in order to reap these nutritional benefits. 

The way you prepare scrambled eggs also makes a difference. For instance, whether you use butter or oil (and the type of oil) as well as whether you add bacon and sausage on the side, both of which are high in saturated fat. 

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The full English breakfast has received criticism in recent years for being high in calories and saturated fat. 

In fact, it could soon become a thing of the past as more than 55% of the respondents in the survey by British Lion Eggs claimed that this calorie-laden meal is now outdated.

Instead, the younger generation are finding new ways of enjoying eggs, with 18% of Gen-Zers more likely to eat avocado and eggs on toast compared to over-60s.

A new Instagram craze of “cloud eggs”, where a yolk is placed on a bed of whipped up whites, is also growing in popularity with 9% of Brits aged 18-29 picking it as their favourite. 

Shockingly, 42% of Gen-Zers had no idea what kedgeree is, 41% have never tried devilled eggs and a third have never tasted a pickled egg.

Chairman of British Lion Eggs Andrew Joret said: “Eggs are an eternal favourite, but it’s interesting to see how trends change across the generations for ways to enjoy them. 

"Just when you think you’ve tried them every way possible, up pops a new egg dish to try.”

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