Filipino Turon

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@Celestina9000

Defined: Sweet banana or plantain spring rolls aka 'banana lumpia'. I recently tasted turon again at a local Filipino establishment after a 25+ year hiatus (I had completely forgotten about this dessert/snack until I saw the turon inside the counter display.) Brought tears to my eyes! Note: I have only eaten turon made with plantain and which I prefer over the banana. Although it's good either version. Turon is wonderfully/horribly addicting. You have been warned. Schedule your trip to an Asian market today! Source: FilipinoFoodRecipes.com


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Serves:

12-15 rolls

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

6-8
pieces ripe banana or plantain, about 3" long
12-15
strips dried jackfruit (dried mango, dried pineapple or dried lychee can be substituted or canned)
12-15
lumpia wrappers or spring roll wrappers
1 c
brown sugar or piloncillo
cooking oil for high heat frying

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Separate the spring roll wrappers, arrange your prep plates in correct order: sliced banana/plantain, sugar, jackfruit or sub.
2
Lay down the lumpia or spring rollwrapper, dip the banana in sugar and place on one end of the wrapper; lay a slice of jackfruit (or sub) on top.
3
Heat up the oil in medium heat and fry the turon with the sealed end side down first (to keep it sealed). Cook until slightly browned and flip.
4
Fry the other side, and once slightly browned, sprinkle sugar (about 1 tablespoon per roll) onto the oil to caramelize and glaze the fried roll. Watch carefully to avoid burning!
5
Fry until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate to soak up the excess oil. Serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Filipino
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian, Vegan