Frog Eye Salad

Diana Hohman Recipe

By Diana Hohman FloridaGal

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I had this salad while visiting family in North Dakota. My Florida friends had never had it nor had I! Great take on a pasta salad!


1 c
white sugar
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp
1 3/4 c
unsweetened pineapple juice
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 qt
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 pkg
16 ounce acini di pepe pasta
3 can(s)
(11 oz )mandarin oranges, drained
2 can(s)
20 oz pineappple tidbits,drain
1 can(s)
20 oz crushed pinapple,drain
1 pkg
8 oz frozen whipped top, thaw
1 c
miniature marshmallows
1 c
shredded coconut

Directions Step-By-Step

In a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, 1/2 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 boil, add oil, remaining salt and cook pasta al dente. Rinse under cold water and drain.
In a large bowl, combine the pasta, egg mixture, mandarin oranges, pineapple and whipped topping. Mix well and refrigerate overnight or until chilled. Before serving add marshmallows and coconut. Toss and serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Salads

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Mary Kay Nugent whodeydiva
Jul 18, 2012
Thanks you guys for the suggestion of cooking the pasta longer...I didn't agree with my husband's assessment that the texture was like pea gravel...that was just his opinion, but nonetheless I loved the salad and will make again for a pot luck sometime...I was sure I cooked the pasta according to pkg. directions (first time I had used this type of pasta) but will double check next time....thanks again ladies and happy cooking!!
Diana Hohman FloridaGal
Jul 18, 2012
Thanks for your comments again! I agree it is a great dish for makes a lot! There are only two of us and I would only make it to share with a lot of friends!
Stephanie Dodd skeen
Jul 18, 2012
OMG; I love this salad and it does sound like Mary Kay didn't cook the pasta long enough because it should be very soft. It does make a lot and is excellent for potlucks or big events. A great salad for summer. Thanks, Diana, for posting!!!
Diana Hohman FloridaGal
Jul 17, 2012
If the texture was like pea gravel, I don't think you cooked the pasta long enough...I cooked it 5-6 minutes for this salad. Thanks for trying!
Jul 17, 2012 - Diana Hohman shared this recipe with discussion group: Curious Cuisiners