Noodle Baskets are an interesting way to serve a dish for a special occasion. They are simple to make but do take a little care. They can be made a few days in advance and kept in a refrigerator, or frozen. To reheat: place in a moderately slow oven for about ten minutes. Maybe a little longer if the baskts have been frozen.
You can be as creative as you like with the design of your basket or as plain.
a quantity of fine egg noodles
boiling salter water
oil for deep frying
Drop noodles into rapidly boiling water and cook for five to seven minutes. Drain, and spread over kitchen paper on a wire rack. Allow to dry for several hours.
Dip two wire baskets into oil and line one with noodles. Press the second one into the first making a sandwich of the noodles.
Holding the handles of the baskets firmly, lower into hot oil. Cook for about three minutes or until golden brown and crisp. The cooking time may vary with the thickness of the noodles.
Note Wire baskets for this purpose are available in all sizes at chinese grocer type shops.