I have found some few saba bananas and this time I turned it into “turon” or sweet banana spring rolls. We are all familiar with Turon na Saba, usually the half saba banana and langka slices dipped in sugar are wrapped in lumpia wrapper and then fried. Others make their Turon by sprinkling them with sugar while frying, my recipe on the other hand is just pretty simple and basic. I omit putting brown sugar in the oil all together, if you put enough sugar in the wrapped banana/langka, and fry with low heat, the sugar in the turon will eventually carmelize and seep through the wrapper itself, creating it even crunchier. This makes a really yummy treat as merienda or can even be served as finger-food dessert.
- 6 pieces saba bananas
- 6 pcs. lumpia wrapper
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- flour and water to seal the edges
- few slices of langka (jackfruit); optional
- 1 cup cooking oil for frying
- Peel saba bananas, slice the bananas into two.
- Prepare the lumpia wrappers to fit the peeled half sliced saba. Half a portion of the wrapper, the half wrapper will be used to roll the turon in case of breaks in the wrapper.
- Dip the bananas in sugar.
- If you want, add slices of langka on top of the saba.
- Roll the saba on the lumpia wrapper and double wrap if needed.
- Pan fry gently the turon till these are caramelized and crispy. Drain to remove extra oil.
- Serve hot with your favorite drinks. Share & enjoy