It’s breakfast food fit for a queen.
A nutritionist is hitting headlines after sharing a scrambled eggs recipe reportedly beloved by Queen Elizabeth II.
Lee Holmes says she received the royal recipe from an unnamed friend who cooked for Her Majesty several years ago — and it includes two unusual ingredients.
While Elizabeth II embodied time-honored tradition in her role as monarch, it appears she preferred a more experimental approach when it came to her eggs, enjoying them seasoned with nutmeg and lemon.
“Ma’am loved to sometimes start the day with a protein-packed breakfast and these eggs were tailored to the way that she particularly liked them,” Holmes explained on her website, paying tribute to the much-loved monarch, whose funeral took place in London on Monday.
“Ever since I was given this recipe a few years ago I’ve been making these eggs on the regular and they are spectacular! I always make them when friends come to stay,” Holmes further enthused.
The nutritionist says her chef pal put three organic eggs and a tablespoon of milk into a bowl before whisking away. The cook would then pour the mixture into a warm pan, along with a tablespoon of butter.
Just before the eggs were set, the lemon zest and nutmeg were added and mixed into the concoction on low heat. Then, when the scrambled eggs were set, they were promptly served to Her Majesty.
According to Holmes, the meal was also garnished with pepper and chives.
It’s long been known that the queen — who rarely varied her healthy diet — occasionally enjoyed scrambled eggs for breakfast.
Most days, however, the monarch’s morning meal consisted of Special K cereal and a pot of Earl Grey tea.
For lunch, Elizabeth II usually chowed down on fish accompanied by a side of steamed vegetables. While attending functions, it was reported that the queen would snack on scones and small sandwiches.
Meanwhile, the royal was a renowned salmon lover, favoring the fish as a dinnertime meal. For dessert, she reportedly relished white peaches which were grown in the greenhouses at Windsor Castle.
The queen’s classic diet served her well, with the monarch fighting fit until 96 years of age.
She passed away Wednesday, September 7 at Balmoral Castle — plunging Great Britain into an extended period of mourning.
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