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Fish Egg Salad

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"This is a delightfully light gelatin dessert with small pearls of tapioca mixed in. You may use any flavor of gelatin mix that you like, and even stir in your favorite fruit when you fold in the whipped cream."
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3 h 15 m servings 544
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and pour in the tapioca pearls. Cover, and let stand for 30 minutes. If the mixture is clear, it is done. If not, set over low heat and warm slowly until it becomes clear. Heat the water to almost boiling if you did not have to reheat, and stir in the gelatin and sugar until dissolved. Cover, and refrigerate until almost set, about 1 1/2 hours.
  2. In a large bowl, whip the cream using an electric mixer until fluffy. Fold into the gelatin mixture, and pour into a bowl or mold. Chill until set, about 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 544 calories; 29.4 70.1 2.9 109 88 Full nutrition

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If you don't like the name "Fish Eye Salad", at least keep an open mind and try it. Remember, there is a WONDERFUL recipe for "Frog Eye Salad". It's all in a name, isn't it?

My Grandma used to make a recipe similar to this, she would cook the tapioca, not add the gelatin and let cool. She would then make the whipped cream with sugar, fold into the cooled tapioca mi...

Yummy! Makes a great church potluck salad. I prefer letting the jello/tapioca mixture completely set before adding whipping cream. I liked the consistency better that way.

Yumm! I used a mixed fruit flavored jell-o packet, and if I had fresh sliced strawberries to mix in that would have made it even more delicious! I waited until the tapioca / jell-o mix had fully...

Our Grandma used to call it fish eye salad! I remember the grapes and marshmallows. My kids (and me) Went crazy for it. I looked for this recipe for years. Will make it soon.