Frog Eye Salad

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Serves: 12
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1 c white sugar
2 Tbsp all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp salt
1 3/4 c unsweetened pineapple juice
2 eggs,beaten
1 Tbsp lemon juice
3 qt water
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

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Diana Hohman Recipe
Lightly Salted
The Villages, FL (pop. 13,926)
Member Since May 2012
Diana's notes for this recipe:
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!
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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.

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user Stephanie Dodd skeen - Jun 17, 2012
excellent salad!!
user Mary Kay Nugent whodeydiva - Jul 8, 2012
I love pasta!! Probably my biggest when I saw this recipe I thought, WOW what a different way to use pasta, so I gathered the ingredients and made it...first of all, it makes a TON!! There are only 2 of us and my first thought was OMG we will never eat all of this....the flavor combination is amazing....very light fresh and tropical...great for summer...I personally loved it...just need to cut the recipe at least in husband didn't care for it, he didn't like the texture...said it felt like pea gravel in his mouth ( next time I will make it with orzo for a different texture...will try it again...thanks for sharing!
user Mary Kay Nugent whodeydiva - Jul 8, 2012
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Diana Hohman FloridaGal - Jul 17, 2012
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user 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!

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