A popular Filipino snack that’s sweet, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. Turon or Banana Fritters are made with boiled Saba bananas, coated in brown or white sugar, rolled in lumpia wrappers or eggroll wrappers, and crispy-fried. Adding ripe, sliced jackfruit to the filling creates not just a flavorful aroma, and deliciously-sweet taste. Easy to make, while it serves you with an appetizing snack, your family will love.

With Mark’s Turon, it’s simply done without jackfruits, but they still provide the same sweet and yummy taste. Those with sweet tooth will definitely love!

Ingredients: 8-10 servings

4 boiled Saba bananas, sliced in halves
1 cup brown sugar(white sugar if desired)
10 pieces lumpia wrappers
1 cup cooking oil

Preparation:

  1. Boil 4 pieces of ripe Saba bananas. Cool them off when done, then slice each in halves lengthwise, to produce up to 10 pieces.
  2. Pour 1 cup of sugar on a large bowl. Place each piece of the sliced bananas(one at a time), and roll over the sugar a few times to completely sugar coat evenly.
  3. Place one of each bananas on a piece of lumpia wrapper. Start folding the first edge of the wrapper that’s pointed towards you, then fold the left and right ends towards the banana fillings.
  4. Seal it by brushing the open top side of the wrapper with water. Press it tight, enough to secure the fillings inside.
  5. On a heated oil, carefully drop 1 batch of Turon(banana fritter) and fry. When the bottom side of Turon starts to brown, flip the top side to do the same.
  6. Sprinkle desired amount of sugar on top of the browned side. The sugar will start to caramelize. When both sides are browned, flip Turon or banana fritters a couple more times to allow the sugar to stick on both sides of the wrapper.
  7. Remove the first batch when done and do the same to the next. Allow the leftover caramel sugar on the pan to be utilized by the next batch of Turons. You can add more, if desired.
  8. Transfer fried Turon on a towel covered strainer to drain excess oil prior to serving. Serve warm and enjoy!

Tip: You can prepared Turon or Banana Fritters with or without jackfruit slices added. Serve it as a snack or dessert.