No Bond has ever delivered that introduction with the droll, suave coolness of the unmatched Sean Connery – as noted in this classic clip:
Bond always enjoyed the finest in food, booze and (of course) women – but few realize that Bond’s creator Ian Fleming was actually a spy himself!
Showcasing just how lavish and precise his own gastronomic tastes were, Fleming once shared his own (and Bond’s!) personal recipe for scrambled eggs (which I now share with you, my most loyal Citizens)!
I would even dare to gild the lily by adding some optional salmon roe and osetra caviar to this immortal recipe, but then again – I *AM* TFD! 😀
With or without the caviar, these regal eggs will make a superlative breakfast worthy of this most immortal of characters – and you!
Battle on – The Generalissimo
12 fresh eggs
6 oz. butter
chives and/or fresh herbs
salt and pepper
Top-quality Salmon Roe
Break eggs into a bowl. Beat with fork and season with salt and pepper. In a small, heavy-bottomed pan, melt 4 oz. of the butter. Pour eggs and cook over very low heat, whisking with a small whisk.
When eggs are slightly moist and not quite how you’d want to eat them, remove pan from heat. Add remaining butter and continue whisking for 30 seconds, adding the herbs. (TFD would add a spoonful of the salmon roe and caviar to the top of the eggs.) Serve on hot buttered toast in individual copper dishes, with pink champagne. Serves 4.