12 saba bananas
1 cup Sugar
24 spring roll lumpia wrappers
1/2 cup sweetened jackfruitsliced into strips
Turon (Tagalog pronunciation: [tuˈɾɔn]; also known as lumpiang saging (banana lumpia), is a Filipino dessert made of thinly sliced bananas (preferably saba or Cardaba bananas), dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried. Other fillings can also be used, most commonly jackfruit (langka), and sweet potato, mango, cheddar cheese, and coconut.
Turon’s popularity comes from its simplicity and availability. Since the ingredients are both cheap and plentiful, the snack is one of the most accessible treats in the Philippines.
It is also one of the most common street foods, sold by many street vendors in both urban and rural areas. Slices of jackfruit often accompany the banana as a filling. It is served warm with a drizzle of caramel.
How to Make Turon:
- Peel the bananas and cut them lengthwise into two halves. Roll in sugar.
- Separate the wrappers into individual sheets.
- On a flat working surface, lay a wrapper like a diamond. Arrange 1 banana slice in the middle of the diamond and place 2 to 3 jackfruit strips lengthwise on top of each banana slice. Fold the bottom pointed end of the wrapper over the filling.
- Fold the sides of the sheet inward and roll into a log. Wet the pointed edge of the wrapper to completely seal. Roll the sealed springrolls in sugar. Repeat with the remaining bananas.
- In a skillet over a medium heat, put about 1-inch deep of oil. Add the banana spring rolls seam side down and fry, turning once or twice, for about 3 to 5 minutes on each side or until crisp and golden brown.