Queen Elizabeth’s Chef Made Her Scrambled Eggs with Two Secret Ingredients

The Queen rarely changed her healthy diet, and her scrambled eggs became a breakfast staple.

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As we continue to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II, we’re spotlighting some of her favorite everyday meals. If there’s one thing that brings us all together, it’s food. Some of her favorite foods included tea cakes, fish, mangoes and strawberry jam. She even talked about eating jam sandwiches every single day with her tea, a favorite snack of hers. Now that’s dedication.

Breakfast wasn’t always the same, though. Scrambled eggs were an occasional part of Queen Elizabeth’s breakfast, and her favorite toppings were royally delicious.

Queen Elizabeth’s Scrambled Eggs Included Nutmeg and Lemon

It may sound a bit odd, but it’s completely true. Queen Elizabeth enjoyed her scrambled eggs with lemon zest and nutmeg, so you know we’re intrigued.

When the Queen wanted some protein-packed food for breakfast, her chef would start with three organic eggs and a tablespoon of milk. He’d whisk thoroughly before pouring the mixture in a warm pan on low heat with a tablespoon of butter. This was to keep the eggs fluffy and avoid lumps.

Just before the eggs completely set, he would add in about 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and a pinch of nutmeg. After the eggs set completely, they were garnished with black pepper and chives and immediately served to Her Majesty.

What else did the queen eat through the day?

As we said before, scrambled eggs weren’t really a normal everyday food. Usually, Queen Elizabeth enjoyed a pot of Earl Grey tea alongside tea biscuits. Then, she’d enjoy a bowl of Special K cereal. I can relate! For lunch, she regularly had fish with steamed vegetables. She also enjoyed snacking on small biscuits and sandwiches and loved making drop scones.

Her Majesty loved salmon and often chose that particular fish as her main dinner course. White peaches grown near Windsor Castle were her dessert of choice. A fine diet for a fine lady, indeed.

Melany Love
Having always wanted a career in writing, Melany couldn't have found a better place than Taste of Home to begin. When she's not scribbling in her notebook or working at her computer, she can be found experimenting with new recipes or relaxing with a book and her cats.