Being a female sushi chef I still find cooking Filipino food relaxing, so whenever I am having a stressful day or feel like my brain is shutting down, I go straight to the kitchen and plan to cook. Cooking for my family or friends makes me happy and relaxed.
The best sweet dish I want to share with you is Turon which is very close to my heart because I remember it was a treat to have a turon at a birthday party or if my mom was feeling generous on the weekends.
Super simple dish with few ingredients;
Turon is a simple, but yummy fried Filipino dessert which is made with simple ingredients such as plantains, burro, saba or bananas, sugar, jarred jackfruit, and spring roll wraps. You will also need sugar.
I know you might be thinking “what is burro and saba bananas?” These terms may even seem foreign to you but worry not since you can easily find them in ordinary Asian grocery stores. You can swap them for ordinary bananas just wait till they have completely ripened. Saba is mushy whereas burro bananas are bland and meaty in taste. Because of this difference, I prefer saba bananas as it gives the dessert a nice texture. In my recipe because the jackfruit is already sweet and with the carmelized sugar on the outside I don't roll the filling with sugar.
I hope you like this recipe. Wherever you are in the world I wish you love and positive energies. Remember everyone in different ways are affected with whats going on during this 2020. Be good to yourself and to others when you can.
6 pieces bananas Saba or plantains, cut 1/2 (lengthwise)
1 cup jackfruit ripe, sliced
4 tablespoons sugar
12 pieces lumpia wrapper, preferably Menlo brand.
1/4 cups cooking oil
1 beaten egg
Place one of the wrappers on your surface with the corner facing you.
Place 1/2 slice of the Saba or banana and a strip of Jackfruit and place about an inch from the corner closest to you. Grab the corner closest to you and roll it up and over the filling then fold both sides of the wrapper and continue rolling up. Brush beaten egg mixture on the top end of the wrapper. Roll-up until completely wrapped.
Heat oil in a cooking pan add sugar. Fry Turon on medium/high heat until its golden brown. Sugar will stick to wrapper and caramelize.
Remove from the pan. Serve hot or room temperature. Share and enjoy
Wherever you are in the world I wish you love and positive energies. Remember everyone in different ways are affected with what's going on during this 2020. Be good to yourself and to others when you can.
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