Is there a name for the technique of turning an ingredient into a homogeneous mass, and then molding it back into its original shape, or the shape of a less-processed form of that ingredient? Examples:
- Pringles are made by turning potatoes (and some wheat) into powder, and then molding them back into a shape of a potato that was sliced up and fried.
- The McRib consists of homogeneous meat that's been shaped to resemble a more natural configuration of meat.
- Harvest Snaps are peas that have been turned to powder and then pressed back into the shape of a fresh pea pod.
Bonus Question: All the examples I can think of are industrially processed food. Are there any traditional or home recipes that use a similar technique?