How to Make Fried Banana Egg Rolls: A Filipino-Inspired Snack
Fried banana egg rolls, known locally as turon, are 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.
- 5 bananas, quartered
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 20 egg roll wrappers
- Water, for sealing
- Cornstarch, 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 the quartered banana in the brown sugar.
- Place an egg roll wrapper on a different plate. Place the banana about an inch up from the bottom end of the wrapper.
- Fold up 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.
Step-by-Step Procedure: Turon (Fried Banana Egg Rolls)
Tips and Techniques
- Cook immediately after wrapping, as the sugar may turn watery.
- To store, sack the banana egg rolls tightly in a container and store in the freezer to prevent the sugar from melting.
- Freeze separate portions of these banana egg rolls so you can easily thaw the exact amount 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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