The then health minister Edwina Curry announced in 1988: “Most of the egg production in this country, sadly, is now affected with salmonella.”
Her statement was slightly exaggerated (and led to her resignation) but there was a problem with the bacteria in eggs and advice has been not to eat them runny (especially pregnant women and other vulnerable people) for the last 30 years.
Runny yolks are now finally back on the menu for everyone after it was announced by the Food Standards Agency that Lion Mark eggs are safe.
You can’t beat a dippy egg for breakfast can you? Quick to make, really fun to eat and full of vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids.
They’ve got to be one of the most versatile foods as well – you can have them poached, fried, scrambled boiled, hard boiled…In fact, according to some surveys, how you like your eggs is a good indicator of your personality type.
I prefer mine poached, which apparently means I am outgoing and like listening to music!
A survey of Londoners earlier this year found that the majority of people living in the capital would choose to scramble their eggs – making them guarded, apparently!
How do you like yours?