I thought I would throw out some great eggs benedict flavor combos that I love. Also if you have the motivation to make them (real hollandaise or mix), it makes a killer impression on the house guests.
Eggs Benedict with Conecuh Sausage and Fresh Spinach (made lovingly by my fiance's family)
Eggs Benedict with Lobster Cakes (Walmart kind... not homemade) and Asparagus (my experiment... it was great!)
This is from Cantina Loredo, a latin america restaurant in Huntsville. It is a Sunday Brunch Special with Bloody Maria (tequila not vodka) or Mimosa Crab Cakes with a spicy take on hollandaise sauce. I can't wait to go back here. Also served with pan fried potatoes, fresh fruit with a sweet glaze (agave syrup?) and a sweet honey roll.
My favorite eggs benedict of all time! I'm so sorry to hollyeats.com..... I promise when I get enough money to go back to Brennan's in New Orleans I will take my own picture to replace! :) Eggs Hussarde from Brennan's in New Orleans, LA. I really wish I could replicate the Marchand de vin sauce they use in addition to hollandaise.... it is amazing!
Basically this is my plea to you, if you think runny eggs and/or hollandaise sauce icks you out.... be brave and give it a go just once.... you might fall in love!!