Frog Eye Salad


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Lol. I’m LDS and I’ve never seen or heard of this before. I can say, however, that we essentially survive off potatoes at every church gathering with food. :laughing:

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I grew up in SLC, and I can confirm the abundance of potato dishes.


I first had frog eye salad at a bible study at my Lutheran church a few years ago. The lady who made it later gave me her recipe, and she uses tapioca for the “eyes” instead of pasta.

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I was just going to say the same thing.


I’m not completely convinced that it is really a Mormon item at all. That said I first encountered Frog Eye Salad because of a sister who got the recipe when she was a student in Minnesota. I have subsequently encountered it other odd places but no one could tell me anything other then its a Mormon dish. I have a very sneaking suspicion that it is from the northern midwest region of the USA and is just attributed to the Mormons since the basic recipe does make a vat.


My first thought was “You’re kidding, right?” My extended LDS family pretty much covers the Rocky Mountain region and the Great Basin (well, the entire west). I chose not to join, but that didn’t get me out of the many family gatherings, picnics, reunions, etc. I had never heard of Frogs Eye Salad before this article, nor anything resembling the recipe, either. Now, it does resemble in some respects things I was served while visiting (decidedly non-Mormon) friends in Minnesota and Wisconsin, but they sure did not use that name. Sounds like a few folk tales got mixed up somewhere along the line.

Now, potatoes, yes: in every possible way they can be fixed, and in multiple versions.