Easy Frog Eye Salad

Frog Eye Salad is an easy retro dessert recipe that is filled with egg custard, canned fruit, and acini di pepe pasta. It is a potluck favorite! 
  

FROG EYE SALAD


Don't let the name fool you, there are no frogs harmed in the making of this recipe! People are always perplexed when you mention this salad but after one bite, they all fall in love with it.  Oh my word, this stuff is crazy good! It's the perfect side or dessert for any family gathering. 

Fruity small pasta salad topped with marshmallows in white bowls



WHY IS IT CALLED FROG EYE SALAD?

Frog eye salad is named after the acini de pepe pasta — it looks like tiny little frog eyes in this salad. Acini di pepe is very small pasta, about the size of couscous and is named after it's tiny "peppercorn" shape. This pasta is also the star in Italian Wedding Soup

White bowl filled with oranges, pineapple, pasta, marshmallows



INGREDIENTS NEEDED:

sugar
flour
pineapple juice
eggs
lemon juice
water
vegetable oil
acini di pepe pasta
mandarin oranges
pineapple tidbits
crushed pineapple
cool whip
marshmallows
coconut
salt

White bowl filled with fruity pasta salad with oranges, pineapples, coconut, and marshmallows


STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE FROG EYE SALAD:

In sauce pan, combine sugar, flour, ½ tsp salt, pineapple juice and eggs.  Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened.

Remove from heat, add lemon juice and cool to room temperature. 

Bring water to a boil, add oil and a pinch of salt and cook pasta until al dente.  Rinse under cold water and drain.

In a large bowl combine pasta and egg mixture, mandarin oranges, all pineapple and whipped topping, mix together well.  Refrigerate overnight or until chilled.  Before serving add marshmallows and coconut, toss everything together and serve.



Overhead shot of white bowl of fruity pasta salad with orange, pineapple, coconut, and marshmallows


So what are you waiting for?  Make this today! Be the talk of the party when you walk in with this Frog Eye Salad. I bet you will get some funny looks but as soon as they taste it, they will ask you for the recipe. 

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Frog Eye Salad

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Frog Eye Salad
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Author: Served Up With Love
Prep time: 5 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 20 M
Frog Eye Salad is a retro dessert that is filled with egg custard, canned fruit, and acini di pepe pasta. It is a potluck favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ¾ cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1- 16-oz pkg 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 container cool whip
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. In sauce pan, combine sugar, flour, ½ tsp salt, pineapple juice and eggs. Stir and cook over medium heat until thickened. Remove from heat, add lemon juice and cool to room temperature. Bring water to a boil, add oil and a pinch of salt and cook pasta until al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain. In a large bowl combine pasta and egg mixture, mandarin oranges, all pineapple and whipped topping, mix together well. Refrigerate overnight or until chilled. Before serving add marshmallows and coconut, toss everything together and serve.

Calories

326.69

Fat (grams)

7.02

Sat. Fat (grams)

4.57

Carbs (grams)

67.48

Fiber (grams)

4.42

Net carbs

63.07

Sugar (grams)

54.65

Protein (grams)

3.30

Sodium (milligrams)

148.38

Cholesterol (grams)

31.00
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2 comments:

  1. The amount of salt is not listed in recipe.

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  2. Thank you Patt for pointing that out. All is well now, I have adjusted the recipe to show the salt. Thanks a bunch!

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