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The One And Only Way Queen Elizabeth Would Eat Her Fish And Chips
By MARIA SCINTO
The late Queen Elizabeth II was the UK’s longest-reigning monarch, and she was British to the core, meaning she was partial to fish and chips, but not the greasy takeaway from the corner chippy. Instead, her chefs prepared the royal fish and chips to the queen’s exact specifications.
Former royal chef Darren O’Grady dished on Her Majesty’s favorite dishes in his book “Eating Royally.” According to O’Grady, fish and chips Fridays were a favorite for everyone in Buckingham Palace, and the dish would be made more traditionally for the palace staff, while the royal family got special preparations.
Queen Elizabeth preferred a coating of panko crumbs instead of batter on her fish, and for the chips, Maris Piper potatoes were cut into perfect rectangles. Once the chips were done, they had to be piled in a neat tower on the plate before they and the fish were served with a tarragon hollandaise and a pansy garnish.