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How to Make Fried Banana Egg Rolls (Turon): A Filipino-Inspired Snack

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Learn how to make fried banana egg rolls

Learn how to make fried banana egg rolls

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.

Simple ingredients for banana egg rolls

Simple ingredients for banana egg rolls

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

20 min

50 min

20 rolls

Ingredients

  • 5 bananas, quartered
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 20 egg roll wrappers
  • Water, for sealing
  • Cornstarch, for sealing
  • Cooking oil, for frying

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 3 plates
  • 1 small bowl
  • chopping board
  • knife
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For Cooking:

  • frying pan
  • tong
  • strainer
  • bowl
Banana egg rolls, ready to fry

Banana egg rolls, ready to fry

Instructions

  1. Spread the brown sugar on a plate.
  2. Roll a piece of the quartered banana in the brown sugar.
  3. Place an egg roll wrapper on a different plate. Place the banana about 1 inch up from the bottom end of the wrapper.
  4. Fold up the bottom part of the wrapper, followed by the two sides of the wrapper.
  5. Roll up to the top part of the wrapper. Leave at least 1 inch at the top unrolled.
  6. Moisten the top part of the wrapper with water to seal the rolls.
  7. Deep-fry all the rolls.
  8. 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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