Turon is a favorite Filipino snack consisting of saba banana carefully wrapped like a spring roll and deep-fried with melted brown sugar coating. The cooked and melted brown sugar would give the turon a sweet crunchy covering. Sweetened jackfruit is a delicious optional fillings for cooking turon and is highly recommended. The word “turon” came from the Spanish word “turrón” which is a traditional dessert common during Christmas. It is a very popular street food among Filipinos specially among the students. Cooking this snack is quite difficult and you need a lot of brown sugar and a lot of cooking oil for deep-frying to come up with a nice crunchy turon. If you overcook it, you will get a stone-hard sugar-coated turon that tastes like burnt sugar. If you undercook it, it’s just like eating powdered brown sugar. Let me show you a quick and easy way of cooking turon without the need for too much brown sugar and and you will just have to use half a cup of cooking oil. The outcome is the same as the traditional way of cooking turon, if not better. So try my turon recipe and share me your thoughts. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes (for 15 pieces turon)
- Lumpia wrapper, one wrapper equals one turon
- Ripe saging na saba (saba banana or cardava banana), cut lengthwise
- Sweetened Jack fruit (Minatamis na Langka), optional but highly recommended
- Brown sugar, 1 tsp per turon
- Maple syrup, about 2 tsp per turon
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
- Put 1 slice of saging na saba on the lumpia wrapper.
- Spread 1 tsp of brown sugar on top of the banana.
- Wrap the banana with the lumpia wrapper.
- Brush each wrapped banana with maple syrup.
- Heat oil and fry until golden brown on both sides.
- Serve hot.