Turon (also called banana lumpia) is a popular Filipino snack made with bananas and jackfruit, wrapped in spring roll wrapper and fried. It’s a lot like its more savory cousin the meat or veggie-filled lumpia. You’ll find that this popular street food is quite filling and tasty!
- 4 ripe saba bananas
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 can of jackfruit
- 16 lumpia or spring roll wrappers
- Vegetable or canola oil for frying
Thaw lumpia or spring roll wrappers. Peel them apart so now to make preparing the turon easier.
Once they’re peeled apart, cover them with a damp paper towel so they don’t dry out.
Drain canned jackfruit and cut into strips, if it is not pre-cut into strips already.
Cut each saba banana into four pieces lengthwise. I find it easier to leave the skin on, cut the ends and cut into the four pieces before peeling the skin off each piece.
Spread brown sugar in a shallow dish. Roll the banana slices in the brown sugar, making sure each piece is covered with a generous amount of sugar.
Place a lumpia wrapper in front of you, then place a banana slice on the wrapper ⅔ of the way down. Add two or three strips of jackfruit along the length of the banana.
First, fold from the bottom up. We want to wrap it tight.
Next, fold the sides in and continue to roll up. Use some water to moisten the top inch before rolling it up completely.
Once you’ve rolled all the banana slices, dust the rolls with the remaining brown sugar. This will give it a light glaze and a bigger crunch.
Heat about an inch of oil in a pan over medium heat. Fry the turon on each side, turning as needed, until they are golden brown, about two or three minutes. Place in a metal colander or on a wire rack with paper towels under it to drain (they will stick to paper towels).
Let cool and serve immediately.
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