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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.
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- 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
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- frying pan
- Spread the 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 1 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 become watery.
- To store, tightly pack the rolls in a container and store it in the freezer. This will prevent the sugar from melting. (Tip: If you have a lot of leftover rolls, store them in several containers so you can easily thaw the exact amount you wish to eat.)
- If plain water isn't working to seal the rolls, use a mix of flour and water.
- For a less sweet turon, omit the sugar.
- Serve with any desired sauce or topping.
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