How Every State Likes Their Eggs Best

By Kathy Morris
May. 19, 2021

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Happy National Egg Month. That’s right, the month of May is the highly serious, highly celebrated month of eggs.

Since eggs are one of our favorite workday fuels, we set out to find each state’s favorite way to eat eggs.

You can see how we found out each state’s favorite way to eat an egg and some of our favorite findings below.

Most Interesting Findings

  • Scrambled eggs are the most popular way to eat eggs by far.
  • 18 states love scrambled eggs the best.
  • Sunny side up is second most popular with 14 states digging the cheerful (if less healthy) concoction.
  • 8 states made the unfortunate choice of poached eggs.
  • Hard boiled eggs may be the darling of Easter, but no states likes them best.
  • Same for over medium eggs, people go soft or they go hard, but no one goes medium apparently.

How We Figured This Out

Using Google Trends, we determined what egg preparation each state eats a disproportionate amount. We looked at 8 common ways to cook an egg (all arguably delicious.) From there, we determined what ebis searched a disproportionately, high amount in each state.

For example, while New Jersey eats their eggs all sorts of ways, the search interest in “Sunny Side Up” is disproportionately higher than the remaining states- making “Sunny Side Up” more popular in New Jersey than all other types of eggs.

We looked at a full year of egg searches, giving each state full opportunity to google, “how to make a poached egg” and such.


We’re not going to tell you how to celebrate National Egg Month.

That hefty responsibility sits on your shoulders alone. And since breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s a hefty responsibility indeed. After all, does an over easy egg set you up for an easy day? Will hard boiled leave you dealing with some difficult situations? It’s a real breakfast dilemma, but probably not.

However, if you want a safe, popular option, scrambled is clearly the way to go.

How Each State Prefers Their Eggs

State Egg Choice
Alabama Scrambled
Alaska Scrambled
Arizona Over Easy
Arkansas Scrambled
California Sunny Side Up
Colorado Over Easy
Connecticut Sunny Side Up
Delaware Poached
District of Columbia Hard-boiled
Florida Over Easy
Georgia Sunny Side Up
Hawaii Scrambled
Idaho Over Easy
Illinois Soft-boiled
Indiana Over Easy
Iowa Scrambled
Kansas Sunny Side Up
Kentucky Sunny Side Up
Louisiana Scrambled
Maine Poached
Maryland Sunny Side Up
Massachusetts Poached
Michigan Sunny Side Up
Minnesota Over Easy
Mississippi Scrambled
Missouri Scrambled
Montana Poached
Nebraska Scrambled
Nevada Sunny Side Up
New Hampshire Scrambled
New Jersey Sunny Side Up
New Mexico Over Easy
New York Sunny Side Up
North Carolina Scrambled
North Dakota Poached
Ohio Sunny Side Up
Oklahoma Soft-boiled
Oregon Poached
Pennsylvania Over Easy
Rhode Island Scrambled
South Carolina Sunny Side Up
South Dakota Scrambled
Tennessee Scrambled
Texas Sunny Side Up
Utah Scrambled
Vermont Poached
Virginia Scrambled
Washington Scrambled
West Virginia Scrambled
Wisconsin Sunny Side Up
Wyoming Poached

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Kathy Morris

Kathy is the head of content at Zippia with a knack for engaging audiences. Prior to joining Zippia, Kathy worked at Gateway Blend growing audiences across diverse brands. She graduated from Troy University with a degree in Social Science Education.

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