Our boys' favorite native snack/treat, which is extremely easy to make at home, would be the Classic Turon (or Sweet Banana Fritters). They just love Turon so much that they always order them when we eat out (together with Leche Flan) or whenever they see them being sold at street food stalls... BUT my husband and kids agree that the ones I make are the best ever.
Others make their Turon by sprinkling them with sugar while frying, and some like having their Turon wrapped in Jackfruit... my recipe on the other hand is just pretty simple and basic... makes for a really yummy treat, and can even be served as finger-food dessert that your guests will surely enjoy at your next party!
- Ripe Saba Bananas or Regular Ripe Bananas (saba: a cooking variety of banana, often referred to as a cooking plantain, usually much fatter and starchier than regular bananas)
- White or Brown Sugar
- Lumpia Wrappers (Spring Roll Wrappers)
- Cooking Oil
- Slice saba or bananas in half (lengthwise). If you're using long regular bananas, you may want to slice your bananas in half (again) to make them just around 3-4 inches in length (the same size as a Saba banana)
- Lay out a single lumpia wrapper (spring roll wrapper) on a big round plate.
- Place a slice of Saba/Banana on the middle of the lumpia wrapper
- Scoop a tablespoon full of white or brown sugar evenly on top of the Saba/Banana slice
- Fold the lumpia wrapper and wrap the banana securely as you would when making a spring roll. ~ take the bottom part of the wrapper, the side nearest to you, and fold upwards covering the Banana, then fold the sides towards the middle, and roll the banana with the wrapper away from you.
- Dip your fingers into a small bowl of water and use your fingers to smoothen on the edge of the wrapper to seal the Turon.
- Repeat procedure until you have the number of Turon you want
- Heat enough oil in a frying pan ~ enough to cover the turon... you may use less oil if you want, but you'd have to turn your Turon while cooking to cook both sides.
- Gently put each Turon in the hot oil
- Cook until golden brown and crispy
- Place in a strainer or some tissue paper before serving to remove excess oil
* Serve hot as is, or
* it can also be served à la mode with a scoop of vanila ice cream
* you can also make smaller versions of Turon to serve as finger food dessert to your guests at your next party!
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