Queen Elizabeth Always Requested 2 Unusual Ingredients With Her Eggs

Scrambled eggs are relatively easy to make, but when consumed often, they can become a bit monotonous. That's why some chefs add extra ingredients to the otherwise simple dish to enhance its sometimes bland flavor. Chef and author of "Everyday Cook" Alton Brown revealed in his book that adding mayonnaise is the way to go (per Metro). He explained, "Since scrambled eggs are essentially an emulsion. I figure why not enhance their texture with another emulsion?"

Chef and "Hell's Kitchen" star Gordon Ramsay uses a particular method to perfect his scrambled eggs. According to WatchTheDaily on YouTube, Ramsay advises not to season the eggs at the start to avoid them from becoming watery. He then explains to add butter, whisk eggs in the pan, and fluctuate between using heat and eliminating heat. Gordon said his methods are to ensure a "really nice, sort of, creamy scrambled egg. Something quite fluffy."

One former royal chef must've also been a pro when preparing scrambled eggs. A friend of the chef recently obtained a recipe that the queen enjoyed, per Daily Mail.

The queen liked her eggs with nutmeg and lemon zest

Australian nutritionist Lee Holmes obtained a recipe detailing Queen Elizabeth II's favorite scrambled eggs, per her website Supercharged Food. She revealed she came into possession of the recipe through a friend and former royal chef. She shared the unique recipe that Queen Elizabeth II preferred. The ingredients for the eggs included three brown organic eggs, sea salt, one tablespoon of milk, one tablespoon of butter, one teaspoon of lemon zest, ground nutmeg, black pepper, and "snipped chives and kippers."

To prepare the eggs, you must whisk eggs and milk in a bowl and add salt. The butter is heated over a separate frying pan before the eggs are transferred to the hot, buttery pan. To top off your creation, add the remaining ingredients: lemon zest, nutmeg, salt, peppers, and chives.

According to former royal chef Darren McGrady (via YouTube), the Queen requested a detailed recipe of everything the kitchen prepared for her. This is likely the reason a scrambled egg recipe card came into existence for Holmes to share it.

The queen avoided feeling 'like a monkey'

A unique scrambled egg style wasn't the queen's only quirky food habit. Former royal chef Darren McGrady revealed in his book "Eating Royally" that Queen Elizabeth II would remove both ends of a banana, cut it up into small pieces, and "eat it with a knife and fork" (per New York Post). He claimed the traditional way of consuming the fruitĀ made her feel "like a monkey." The late monarch also requested that the crust be removed from her sandwiches, according to theĀ Telegraph. After former royal chef Owen Hodgson watched another chef make a tuna sandwich, he explained "he then folded over the two lengths, removed the crusts, and cut eight identical triangles."

Another interesting fruit fact: the queen only consumed fruits in season, per Yahoo. "You can send strawberries every day to The Queen during summer at Balmoral and she'll never say a word," Chef Darren McGrady said. "Try including strawberries on the menu in January and she'll scrub out the line and say don't dare send me genetically modified strawberries." It's clear that while she was certainly particular, health and elegance were always on Her Majesty's mind.