Turon, aka Banana Spring rolls, or Banana Lumpia are a delicious fried Filipino street snack. Walk down any street and you will likely find it at one of the food stalls.
This recipe makes use of saba bananas which are a less sweet and more starchy variety as well as langka (jackfruit). Now, when you are preparing the jackfruit flesh do be careful as there is a sticky, latex substance in the rind and fibrous parts of the fruit. If this gets on your knife or hands the trick to remove it is with some oil!
Check out my video demonstration here of how to fill, roll and cook the perfect crispy turon. It’s a really easy dish to cook yourself, but save the recipe for a weekend when you need a little sweet treat and have plenty of time to cool down after the sticky work frying the Turon!
- 2 saba bananas cut in half and then quartered lengthwise
- 1/2 cup langka flesh sliced
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 16 lumpia wrappers
- oil for frying
- Place a wrapper diagonally infront of yourself on a board.
- Coat a piece of banana in sugar then place on the bottom corner of the wrapper.
- Place two to three pieces of jackfruit next to the banana.
- Fold the bottom of the wrapper over and the sides in, then roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Coat the turon in brown sugar.
- Heat the oil in a saucepan, when hot add four to five of the spring rolls.
- Cook for around 5 minutes, turning often so they brown evenly.
- Remove the turon from the oil and then drain of paper towel for a few minutes before serving.
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