Nutritionist shares Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite scrambled egg recipe

How to make the Queen’s favourite scrambled eggs: Palace chef reveals the two VERY ‘unusual’ ingredients used to add flavour to the royal’s breakfast

  • An Australian nutritionist has shared Queen Elizabeth II’s scrambled egg recipe
  • Her friend used to work as a royal chef at Buckingham Palace and shared it
  • The recipe uses two unusual ingredients of nutmeg and lemon rind to elevate
  • The Queen enjoyed brown eggs over white and ate seasonally 
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

An Australian nutritionist has shared Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite scrambled egg recipe, as well as the two ‘unusual’ ingredients the royal chef added for flavour – nutmeg and lemon rind.

Lee Holmes, a holistic chef and the founder of Supercharged Food, is currently in the UK spending time with mourners after Her Majesty’s shock death on September 8 aged 96.

She has shared a copy of the Queen’s favourite egg recipe hand-delivered to her by a close friend and ex royal chef. 

‘Some years ago one of my lovely friends was fortunate enough to be a cook for the Queen and she shared with me a recipe for her favourite scrambled eggs,’ she wrote on her website.

Lee Holmes, a holistic chef and the founder of Supercharged Food, is currently in the UK spending time with mourners after Her Majesty’s shock death on September 8 aged 96

QUEEN ELIZABETH’S SPECIAL SCRAMBLED EGG RECIPE 

Queen Elizabeth's scrambled eggs

Queen Elizabeth’s scrambled eggs

Serves 2

Ingredients

3 organic (brown) eggs

1 tablespoon milk

Sea salt, to taste

1 tablespoon butter or you can use extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Pinch ground nutmeg

freshly cracked black pepper, to taste

snipped chives and kippers to serve (optional)

Method

Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl until well combined. Add salt to taste.

Heat the butter or olive oil in a small frying pan over low–medium heat. Add the eggs and turn the heat down to low, moving them around the pan slowly with a spatula so they don’t stick to the bottom.

Just before they are starting to set, add the lemon zest, nutmeg and extra salt, if desired and stir.

Serve immediately, garnished with pepper and chives, if using.

‘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.’

Ms Holmes explained that the Queen loved to eat homegrown foods and those that were produced locally in her area.

‘She was also a fan of eating with the seasons. That’s my kind of lady, she certainly put the Great into Great Britain,’ she said.

Her special scrambled egg dish involves two unusual ingredients (nutmeg and lemon rind), and they work to elevate this breakfast dish. 

Ms Holmes explained that the Queen loved to eat homegrown foods and those that were produced locally in her area Flowers left for the late Queen Elizabeth

Ms Holmes explained that the Queen loved to eat homegrown foods and those that were produced locally in her area (pictured is a flower memorial in London)

The eggs need to be brown not white, as Her Majesty preferred the taste, and they were always cooked low and slow to make them super creamy and not clumpy.

Occasionally they would be served with her favourite kippers, usually in her private dining room in Buckingham Palace with a nice cup of Earl Grey tea and a spot of milk.

‘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,’ Ms Holmes said.

The chef and health expert has found being in the UK during the Queen’s mourning ‘surreal’. 

The eggs need to be brown not white, as Her Majesty preferred the taste, and they were always cooked low and slow to make them super creamy and not clumpy

The eggs need to be brown not white, as Her Majesty preferred the taste, and they were always cooked low and slow to make them super creamy and not clumpy

‘Last week I was to be able to join thousands of people visiting the Green Park Floral tribute Garden and Buckingham Palace, to pay my respects to someone who was a huge inspiration,’ she said.

‘It was a very emotional day, especially looking through the heartfelt tributes and cards and seeing thousands of Paddington Bears lining the gates of Buckingham palace and the surrounding gardens.

‘Growing up in the UK was the beginning of my admiration for the Queen for so many reasons, including her ability to be a grounding, steadfast influence in times of turmoil as well as her dedication and diligence to serving others.’

The royals will gather on Monday September 19 for the Queen’s funeral.