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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Turon (Banana Egg rolls)

This is always a favorite in my house.  The Daughter generally would eat two at a time.  It is so simple but just time consuming.  Turon is generally made with brown sugar, Saba banana and jack fruit but here in Chicago, I can't seem to find Saba banana so I have to settle with plantains.  I call it banana egg rolls for my non-Filipino friends :D  It is essentially an egg roll made with bananas.  The nice thing you could actually freeze (I love freezing everything I could) this and make it any time you want. 
3-4 Really ripe Saba Banana (or Plantains)
1 Jar of Jack Fruit
1 Package of egg roll wrapper (The Filipino one is better for this than the Chinese version)
2-3 Cups of Brown Sugar
  1. Separate the egg roll wrappers since they are probably in one large stack (this was my normal job when The Mother was making this)
  2. Slice the bananas into 1/2 inch thick slices.  I could probably get 6-8 pieces out of a banana depending on the length.
  3. Dip one of the slices into the brown sugar and make sure it is fully coated.
  4. Place it on the bottom 1/3 of the egg roll wrapper and place a piece of jack fruit on top.
  5. Fold over the bottom and sides to make a rectangle and start rolling.  If i have confused you, please refer to the pictures below :D
  6. Use a little water to dampen the end of the wrapper to get it to stick to the roll. 
  7. Deep fry and drain the oil
*Option if you would like, add some brown sugar and butter in a skillet and drip the turon into to make a nice sugar coating  :D

These are Saba Banana...cute huh?
Here is the wrapper we used
Dipping the banana in the brown sugar
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And it is rolled :D
This is The Brother's handy work....let just say, he was trying to avoid cleaning and decided to do this.

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