May 29, 2016

Frog Eye Salad #SundaySupper

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Frog Eye Salad

Good Morning and Welcome!
It's time for Sunday Supper.
This Weeks Event: Summer's Best Potluck Dishes
Hosted by: Shelby for Grumpy's Honey Bunch
Thanks!

Frog Eye Salad is best described
as a creamy, fruity, fruit salad made with pasta.
I thought my grand-kids would like this salad
when I told them the name..
but it turned out,
we all loved this.

I had never of Frog Eye Salad....
I'm really not sure why?
Maybe because it's not a Midwest "salad"
I did some research and
from what I found out,
it may have originated in Utah and
it's very popular there.
If anyone knows anything about Frog Eye Salad,
please leave us a comment below.
We'd love to learn more about this scrumptious salad.


Frog Eye Salad is very similar to an Ambrosia Salad
a very popular Southern salad that is made with
mini marshmallows, pineapple, mandarin oranges and
coconut in a pudding/whipped cream mixture.

Frog eye salad is made, along with the cooked pasta,
crushed pineapple, pineapple tidbits, mini marshmallows,
mandarin oranges and a cooked filling.
Mix it all together with whipped cream or
a non-dairy whipped topping and
you have delicious!



Frog Eye Salad is named after the pasta used in the salad,
the small little pasta called; Acini di Pepe.
This pasta is said to look like little eyes, hence the name.
I have seen recipes for this salad using ring macaroni,
instead of the Acini di Pepe pasta.
I think the next time I make this salad,
I'm going to use both....more eye-like, I think:)


This recipe makes a lot of lip-smacking, yummy salad.
If your invited to a party tomorrow
to celebrate Memorial Day or
over the summer, if your asked to bring a dish to pass,
Frog Eye Salad is definitely a dish everyone will love.




Frog Eye Salad

Ingredients
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 3/4 cup unsweetened pineapple *see note
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 (16 oz) package acini di pepe pasta
  • 3 (11 oz) cans mandarin oranges, drained
  • 2 (20 oz) cans pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (8 oz) tub non-dairy whipped topping (cool-whip)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
Cooking Directions
  1. Note: Use drained pineapple juice and mandarin orange juice plus enough water to equal 1 3/4 cups.
  2. In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pineapple juice and eggs. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat; add lemon juice and cool to room temperature.
  3. Bring water to a boil. add oil, remaining salt and cook pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the pasta, egg mixture, mandarin oranges, pineapple and whipped topping.
  5. Mix well and refrigerate overnight or until well chilled. Before serving, add marshmallows and coconut. Toss and serve.

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14 comments:

  1. I love frog eye salad, but my recipe is a little different than yours. I am so happy to see that your recipe does not require a box of jello. The scratch made stuff is always so much better. I love the sweet citrus taste of this stuff. Who knew a pasta salad could taste so good?

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    1. Hi Patti, I saw many recipes that called for using boxed pudding mix but I agree, the made from scratch is so much better.....makes the salad!!
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Ltnn

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  2. So many great flavors in this salad!

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      I agree...I never made a fruity pasta salad before,
      and they really pair well together. Thanks for stopping.
      Lynn

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    2. Hi Nancy,
      I agree...I never made a fruity pasta salad before,
      and they really pair well together. Thanks for stopping.
      Lynn

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  3. What fun! I love the name of this, my kids would have gobbled this up when they were little. I bet they would gobble it up now, too! Looks really yummy!

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    1. Hi Kristin,
      My kids and grandkids loved it...
      and so did I. haha
      It's a delicious and fun,
      summer salad too.
      Lynn

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  4. How funny....I couldn't wait to read this post and find out what was used in a frog eye salad LOL

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      That's how I felt when I saw the name too.
      Couldn't wait to try it either..it's great.
      Thanks for dropping by,
      Lynn

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  5. I make something very similar to this- its called Pepe Salad (some people are put off by that name - pee pee). Ha. I'm not. I like the name of your salad too.

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    1. Hi Lori,
      Too funny!
      My grandkids would like that name
      even more than Frog Eye:)
      Lynn

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  6. I wonder if you could make it with tapioca instead of the pasta to make it more of a dessert?

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  7. I wonder if you could use tapioca instead of the pasta for a dessert?

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  8. My friend used to make Frog Eye Salad and it was always so good. Glad to have this recipe, it looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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