Turon is a classic Filipino snack made with a slice of banana that is then rolled in brown sugar, wrapped and fried. The typical type of banana used in turon is saba (burro banana). However, saba bananas are not always available here in Vancouver. Regular bananas can be used instead, which are easily accessible all year round and can be bought at any supermarket.My husband can’t get enough of these crunchy rolls with the sweet and soft filling. He has to have more than one. It is no wonder that they are always a hit every time I bring them to any party or gathering.
- 5 medium-sized ripe regular bananas, saba bananas or burro banana
- 4 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 10 8-inch frozen spring roll wrapper, thawed and separated
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- Vanilla ice cream , for serving (optional)
Prepare the bananas: If you are using regular bananas, peel and slice the bananas in half crosswise. If you are using saba bananas, peel and slice the bananas in half lengthwise. Set aside.
Spread the brown sugar on a shallow dish.
Lay a wrapper on a plate with 1 corner facing you. Thorough cover 1 slice of banana in sugar and then place it along the corner of the wrapper closest to you. Roll the wrapper over the banana, tuck in both sides and roll it up tight. Moisten the end with water and press to seal. Repeat the process with the rest of the bananas.
Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat. Fry the turon, in batches until golden brown, about 3 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.
Serve as is or with vanilla ice cream, if using.