The very first time I was introduced to Frog Eye Salad, I had the same reaction.
Also known as Frog's Eye Salad. Frog what? Eyes? No thank you.
Alas, not a frog one was harmed in the making of this Instructable.
Tiny little pieces of pasta, somewhat comparable to tapioca, plenty of
whipped topping, Summertime fruits and tropical surprises are hiding
in this light and fruity 'salad'.
Acini Di Pepe is said to be Italian for 'peppercorns'. Alas, I am not Italian, and cannot confirm.
You might compare this dessert to something along the lines of a
Watergate Salad, only without nuts and pudding. Watergate Salad has
been around longer than most of us. As a child, just the thought of
canned pineapple made me cringe, because it meant Mom was fixing
coleslaw. Suffice it to say I would agree to suffer before I voluntarily ate
such a thing.
With a grown-up palate, and a bit of a twist on the recipe, I'm giving it
another shot. Thank you, Mary Whitt, for introducing me to this recipe more
than twenty years ago.
For a fun twist, be sure to check out fellow member Mygibzone's Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Frog-Egg-Pudding/
I love it!