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In April 2022, Pantry & Larder took a deep dive using Google Trends to learn more about America’s favorite ways to make eggs, and there’s even a list of the most popular styles for each state. Surprisingly, some notable differences exist between the northern and southern parts of America.

For example, the top spot for the most popular method of cooking eggs goes to soft-boiled eggs, with 17 states, mostly in the north, choosing this style over another. In the Southeast, fried eggs are a favorite, but in Florida many like their fried eggs too hard. And boiled eggs are enjoyed in most regions, including both coasts and throughout the Southwest.

Regardless of the style, eating eggs for breakfast is very healthy — they’re nutritious, reduce the risk of heart disease, and contain antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids (via HealthLine). And hey, some brilliant people, like Albert Einstein, ate this “breakfast of champions”, so why not you? The Guardian claims that Einstein’s typical morning meal consisted of eggs fried in butter and drizzled with honey, but you can choose any style you like. For more inspiration, check out the best egg recipes of 2021.