an (Asian I think) hors d'oeuvre
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 - - -
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...
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)
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)