How to Make Fried Banana Egg Rolls: A Filipino-Inspired Snack
Fried banana egg rolls, known locally as turon, is a famous Filipino street food. This sweet and crunchy snack is made with slices of banana wrapped in a lumpia wrapper, or an egg roll wrapper. Many Filipino restaurants nowadays include fried banana egg rolls on their dessert menus. Allow me to share how I made this easy-to-make Filipino snack that requires only a few ingredients.
- 7 (approximately 23 grams) bananas, quartered
- 5 tablespoons brown sugar
- 14 large egg roll wrappers, halved
- Water, for sealing
- Cooking oil, for frying
- 3 plates
- 1 small bowl
- chopping board
- frying pan
- Spread brown sugar on a plate.
- Roll a piece of quartered banana in the brown sugar.
- Place an egg roll wrapper on a different plate. Place sliced banana about 1 inch up from the bottom end of the wrapper.
- Fold the bottom part of the wrapper, followed by the two sides of the wrapper.
- Roll up to the top part of the wrapper. Leave at least 1 inch at the top unrolled.
- Moisten the top part of the wrapper with water to seal the rolls.
- Deep-fry all the rolls.
- Serve immediately while still crispy.
Tips and Techniques
- Cook immediately after wrapping as the sugar may turn watery.
- Pack the banana egg rolls in a container. Store in the freezer to prevent the sugar from melting.
- Portion banana egg rolls before keeping it inside the freezer so you can easily get the exact amount of what you want to eat.
- If plain water isn't working to seal the rolls, use a mix of flour and water.
- Serve banana egg rolls with any desired sauces or toppings.
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