How to Make Pie Tee Shells

by Huang Kitchen

These pastry shells are made using a special mold called a pie tee. Frying these shells is time consuming. But the effort is DEFINITELY worth it as when served with turnips, they are such good eats.


  • 180 Grams All-purpose flour, sifted
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice flour, sifted
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ½ Cups water
  • 2 Cups oil, deep fry
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    To make pie tee shells, we must first make the batter so In a mixing bowl, add in the sifted all-purpose flour,rice flour and salt.

    Step 2

    Then add in the eggs.

    Step 3

    Gradually add in water, whisking the ingredients at the same time.

    Step 4

    Combined everything together and mix until smooth.

    Step 5

    Strain the batter.

    Step 6

    Transfer the batter to a big bowl and set aside.

    Step 7

    When ready to make the pie tee, heat up enough oil in wok or pan deep enough to cover the pie tee mold. Using medium heat, dip the mold into the heated oil until it's just hot ( but not too hot ).

    Step 8

    Shake off excess oil and dip the mold into the batter until it's coated up to about 95% level (almost to the edge) making sure it's well coated on the sides and bottom.

    Step 9

    Lift the pie tee mold up and let the excess batter drip off before dipping it into the hot oil.

    Step 10

    To separate the batter from the mold, jiggle the mold lightly and use a wooden chopstick to separate shell from the mold.

    Step 11

    Once it's off the mold, deep fry in the oil until it turns light golden brown in colour.

    Step 12

    Transfer it onto the plate lined with kitchen paper towels to soak up excess oil from the pie tee shells.

    Step 13

    Repeat the same with the rest of the batter. Then quickly store in an airtight container until needed. And we're done!

    Step 14

    To serve, fill the pie tee shells with savory turnip filling and then top with cooked prawn, shallot crisps, coriander leaves and chilli sauce.

    Step 15

    For the savory turnip filling, visit this link:

    Step 16

    It is such a wonderful treat - crispy shell with sweet and crunchy flavour of turnips. For more, like us on Facebook and get instant updates on our latest recipes at