The salad is a long-standing family tradition made only for holidays or big celebrations like graduations or weddings. Why is it we don't have these family favorites more often instead of just for holidays? Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the recipe makes a gallon of salad! Could be. The Left-Handed Housewife (whose son makes pies) asked for the recipe so here it is. Enjoy.
Frog Eye Salad
~ inherited from my MIL
3 cans (11 oz) mandarin oranges
1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple
2 cans (20 oz) tidbit pineapple
Drain all fruits and reserve juice in 2 qt. pot.
1 ¾ c. (of reserved juice)
1 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 T. lemon juice
½ t. salt
Mix sugar and cornstarch together first and then combine the rest and whisk over medium heat until thickened. Cool.
16 oz. acini di pepe - cook according to package directions and rinse under cool water.
In a very large bowl, combine fruit, sauce mixture & pasta. Chill.
Before serving, add the following and fold together.
8 oz. Cool Whip
2 c. mini marshmallows (more or less)
1 c. shredded coconut
Makes about 1 gallon of salad.
May halve the recipe.