Monday, January 17, 2011
Frog Eye Salad
In a medium sauce pan add:
1 cup acini de pepe noodles
1 qt boiling water
1 tsp. salt
Boil 10-12 minutes. Drain well and rinse. Set aside in large mixing bowl.
Add to the large mixing bowl:
2 cups or two small cans of mandarin oranges (drained)
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
1 (20 oz) can pineapple chunks (drain and save juice for pudding sauce in a small sauce pan)
Then in the small sauce pan cook and stir until thick and comes to a boil:
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 T flour
1 beaten egg
1 tsp lime juice
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp salt
Juice from pineapple (already in the sauce pan)
Pour into large mixing bowl and add 1 1/2 to 2 cups mini marshmallows & 1 cup coconut. Cover and let chill overnight (8 hours). Then add 6 to 1o ounces of Cool Whip.
(adapted to my liking from my mom's recipe)
This salad has a funny name but my husband and I really love it. We believe we love to eat it mainly because of the texture of the noodles, fun mini balls to roll around in our mouths. It is a salad to die for. I just can't stop eating it when I start. We usually have it for special dinners but wouldn't mind having it around any other time.