Scrambled eggs is a dish made from eggs stirred or beaten together in a pan while being gently heated, typically with salt and butter and various other ingredients. In Ian Fleming's short story 007 in New York, while pondering where to dine alone in New York City, Bond recollects that the Edwardian Room at the Plaza Hotel could provide him with the particular scrambled eggs he had once (Felix Leiter knew the head-waiter) instructed them how to make. A recipe is subsequently provided which serves four:
- "For FOUR individualists:
- 12 fresh eggs
- Salt and pepper
- 5-6 oz. of fresh butter
- Break the eggs into a bowl. Beat thoroughly with a fork and season well. In a small copper (or heavy-bottomed saucepan) melt four oz. of the butter. When melted, pour in the eggs and cook over a very low heat, whisking continuously with a small egg whisk.
- While the eggs are slightly more moist than you would wish for eating, remove pan from heat, add rest of butter and continue whisking for half a minute, adding the while finely chopped chives or fine herbs. Serve on hot buttered toast in individual copper dishes (for appearance only) with pink champagne (Taittainger) and low music."
- ― Recipe for Scrambled Eggs 'James Bond'.