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Classic Sunday roast unveiled as the nation’s favourite meal

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A study of 2,000 UK adults revealed the top 50 best-loved dishes, which also included a full English breakfast, pizza and curry. In true British fashion, fish and chips featured in the top 10, as well as scones with cream and jam, sausage and mash and shepherd’s pie. The study also found that more than six in 10 adults will turn to their favourite foods for comfort, while 36 percent treat themselves to their preferred dishes on the weekend as a reward.

A spokesman for Crisp ‘n Dry, which commissioned the research to mark its 50th anniversary, said: “There is nothing like tucking into your favourite meal – especially when you’ve made it yourself.

“Whether it’s something simple like sausage and mash, or a full-blown Sunday roast, nothing compares to that sense of achievement and enjoyment when you can sit down to eat a tasty dish.

“Our study has also shown that Brits won’t stray far from their roots with a number of British staples making the list.

“Although it’s also great to see some more exotic meals within the top 20 such as curry and stir fry.”

The study also found chilli con carne, jacket potato with cheese and beans and toad in the hole to be among the best-loved meals, as well as British staples such as steak and chips, cottage pie and sausage rolls.

But while a third enjoy these foods because they are filling, 27 percent love them because they are nostalgic and remind them of their younger years.

Nearly a fifth turn to their favourite meals after a bad day, but 59 percent will just eat them as and when they please.

Half of those polled will feel happy when they eat any one of their preferred foods, while a quarter will even feel relaxed.

The research, conducted via OnePoll, also found 65 percent enjoy cooking and 62 percent of Brits would even describe themselves as a ‘good cook’.

A further 63 percent like to experiment when slaving over a hot stove, and more than half will typically cook their favourite dishes themselves rather than relying on someone else to make it for them.

But 39 percent admitted their preferred dishes taste better when made by someone else.

Some have no choice though as one in 20 don’t have no idea how to cook their favourite meal.

A spokesman for Crisp ‘n Dry added: “Learning to cook is a process that takes time, and when you learn something new, you’re not always likely to get it right first time.

“We’ve been supporting families for 50 years now with a product that helps them – whether it’s browning and basting or roasting and frying.

“As they say, practice makes perfect, and sometimes you find that you like things a certain way the more and more you cook them.

“But there are other times when the reason you love a certain dish is because of the one someone else makes it.”

Top 50 best dishes according to Brits

1. Sunday roast with all the trimmings

2. Fish and chips

3. Full English breakfast

4. Curry

5. Roast potatoes

6. Roast chicken meat

7. Chips

8. Pizza

9. Christmas dinner (with turkey)

10. Bacon sandwich

11. Lasagne

12. Steak and chips

13. Scones with cream and jam

14. Roast beef meat

15. Sausage and mash

16. Spaghetti Bolognese

17. Stir fry

18. Shepherd’s pie

19. Cottage pie

20. Beef burger and chips

21. Pigs in blankets (sausages wrapped in bacon)

22. Scrambled egg

23. Ham, egg and chips

24. Chilli con carne

25. Salad

26. Beans on toast

27. Sausage rolls

28. Omelette

29. Jacket potato with beans and cheese

30. Ham and cheese toastie

31. Fajita wraps

32. Toad in the hole

33. Pasta bake

34. Cornish pasties

35. Beef stew

36. Steak and kidney pie

37. Macaroni cheese

38. Sweet and sour chicken

39. Chicken and mushroom pie

40. Fish finger sandwiches

41. Tomato soup

42. Chicken burger and chips

43. Thai curry

44. Baked salmon and new potatoes

45. Paella

46. Meatballs

47. Boiled egg and soldiers

48. Fishcakes

49. Chicken kebabs

50. Scotch eggs


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