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 - - -
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)
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)