Banana Turon is a sweet crunchy snack originated from the Philippines. It is also known as the lumpiyang saging (banana lumpia). Banana Turon is made up of thinly sliced bananas (preferably saba or Cardaba bananas) and a slice of jackfruit, dusted with brown sugar, rolled in a spring roll wrapper and fried.
Banana Turon Recipe
- 10 8-inch square lumpia wrappers, or spring roll wrappers
- 5 Ripe saba bananas, split lengthwise*
- 1/3 cup sliced jackfruit, fresh or canned
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- water, for sealing wrappers
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1/3- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (Caramel coating)
- Place square lumpia wrapper on work surface with one point of the square facing you. Coat saba banana with brown sugar and place horizontal on lower 1/3 of lumpia wrapper. Add a couple strips of jackfruit.
- Fold the tip of the square wrapper up to cover the banana and jackfruit. Fold the tip of the right side and left side in to create an envelope.
- Use both hands to roll the wrapper into a log. Moisten the top tip of the wrapper with water and continue to roll the wrapper up to seal. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
- Add about 1/2-inch to 1-inch of vegetable oil to heavy bottomed frying pan.
- Once oil is at the proper temperature, carefully place banana rolls seam side down into pot.Repeat with remaining turon.
- To make caramel coating: In a heavy bottomed sauce pan set over medium heat, melt sugar. The sugar melted sugar will start to caramelized and brown. Once the caramel is a golden amber color, remove from heat. Toss in turon and fully coat in caramel. Serve warm, or at room temperature.
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