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filipino turon

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Vallèe du Willamette, OR

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:

(1 rating)
yield 12 -15 rolls
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For filipino turon

  • 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

How To Make filipino turon

  • 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.