Monday, April 13, 2009

Frog Eye Salad

A classic, isn't it? I swear this is at every party with more than 15 people! It is a wonderful go-to recipe, and I have to admit, THIS recipe is one of the best that I have had. It has a couple extra ingredients that I have not seen in other Frog Eye Salad recipes...that must be what makes it so yummy! Careful, this recipe serves about 40 people!!! (Sorry about the picture...I am not sure how to make it LOOK appetizing, even though it is DELISH!)

From: Wendy

1 C. sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 3/4 C. pineapple juice(from tidbits below)
2 eggs
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
Salt if desired (1 tsp.)
3 quarts of water
1 - 16 oz. acini de pepe pasta
3 cans mandarin oranges
2 cans pineapple tidbits
1 can crushed pineapple
1 carton cool whip (9 oz)
1 C. miniature marshmallows
1 C. coconut (optional)

Drain 2 cans of pineapple tidbits to make 1 3/4 C. juice.  Combine sugar and flour and salt in pan.  Beat in the two eggs. Then gradually stir in the pineapple juice.  Cook over moderate heat until thickened.  Add lemon juice. Cool to room temperature.  
Meanwhile, bring water to boil.  Add acini de pepe.  Cook at rolling boil until done.  Drain
pasta.  Rinse with cold water and drain again.  Cool to room temperature.  
Combine egg mixture and pasta.
Mix lightly but thoroughly.  Refrigerate overnight in airtight container.  
Drain mandarin oranges and crushed pineapple. Add remaining ingredients.  Refrigerate until chilled.  


Nikki said...

We call this something different in NY but it is one of my favorites.

Lo said...

Now, I've got to admit that I've never heard of frog eye salad -- but the recipe does look familiar!

Love colloquial names for classic dishes!

Emmy Slusser said...

HA! I had this for the first time when I went to college in Idaho - I was in Mormon culture shock, for sure! New words for everything!
Sometimes people have a hard time finding acini de pepe in the isle with the pasta. If you can't find it there, look in the mexican food section. It's called bird's eye pasta, translated in Spanish. Just a friendly tip. :)