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an (Asian I think) hors d'oeuvre

missclawdy Jan 16, 2011 12:54 PM

When flipping through hors d'oeuvre recipes on the Internet I saw one for a kind of pastry deep fried with a special tool that produced a small cup that was then filled, in this case, with chopped raw vegetables.

The description warned that the cups were time consuming, especially the first few times, b ut well worth it.

I thought i had bookmarked the recipe but I hadn't.

I do not remember the name - it was one I was unfamiliar with.

I apologize for such sketchy details, but I have always enjoyed the assistance I receive from this site and am hoping - - -

  1. greygarious Jan 16, 2011 03:13 PM

    If it was Asian, perhaps you mean rice noodles fried between two wire "spiders"? They are also called skimmer baskets. Can also be done with thin strips of phyllo dough gathered into a bunch before placing between the spiders. There's a special bird's nest tool for this too: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...

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      lilgi Jan 16, 2011 03:42 PM

      Definitely will be included in my next kitchen related purchase :)

      1. re: greygarious
        missclawdy Jan 16, 2011 03:57 PM

        Thank you and I know what you mean - (I already have the little Spiders). This was more of a soft pastry and the tool almost looked like a rounded krumcake iron but smaller asnd I think shaped like a very small inverted pail (the picture wasn't clear but if I had been smart enough to keep the recipe, I am sure would have been explaibed)

      2. ursy_ten May 5, 2011 05:59 PM

        Oh, are you thinking of Kuih pie tee? (I hope I'm not too late... I came across this thread while I was searching for something else)

        http://www.houseofannie.com/kuih-pie-tee/
        http://rasamalaysia.com/step-by-step-guide-to-making-nyonya/
        http://rasamalaysia.com/recipe-nyonya-kuih-pie-tee-top-hats/
        http://malaysiandelicacies.blogspot.com/2008/04/kuih-pai-teetop-hats.html
        http://roseskitchen.wordpress.com/200...

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          qianning May 6, 2011 02:26 PM

          exactly what came to my mind too.....periplus "the food of malaysia" book has a good recipe also.

          1. re: qianning
            ursy_ten May 6, 2011 03:12 PM

            They are sooo good. They remind me of my grandma :)

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              qianning May 6, 2011 04:29 PM

              nonya food, can't be beat!

          2. re: ursy_ten
            missclawdy Oct 30, 2011 07:57 AM

            Thank you so much - I apologize for my late response - i have been out of the country without a computer .I believe these are exactly what I saw and can hardly wait to experiment.

            The Rasa Malayisa site looks fabulous - I will be trying many different dishes.

            Miss Clawdy

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