Turon -Fried plantain spring rolls - -12/14/13
Turon is a Filipino dessert make with ripe plantains, brown sugar and cinnamon then wrapped as a spring roll and fried until golden brown and crispy. Very easy to make but the key is to make sure that your plantains are ripe. If you cannot find plantains replace is with regular bananas.
When jack fruit are in season add them to the plantains which will give it a distinct taste and aroma, but is optional and ok to omit
I cut the Turon in diagonals and drizzle them with a caramel sauce and served them with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Turon is a street snack, they’re easy to make, and you can alter the filling as you desire.
Try adding a bit of shaved chocolate, or sprinkle sugar mixed with nuts, or add some jackfruit with the plantains or mango will also work.
The combination of hot crispy turon against the cold ice cream is really a delight.
yield 12- 16 spring rolls
3 ripe plantains or bananas, cut in half lengthwise, about 3"length
12 - 15 pieces spring roll wrappers
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cooking oil for frying
Your plantains must be ripe for this dish. It took 5 days my plantains to be ripen after I bought them. The skin should be almost blacken. Peel off the skin of the plantains.
Cut the plantains in half and if they are too long cut them in half again.
In a bowl mix the brown sugar and cinnamon. Bring out the spring rolls wrappers.
Put a wrapper on a plate, add a piece of plantain and dust it with a generous spoon of brown sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Fold the 2 sides in and in and fold at the end of the wrapper by rolling the wrapper. Seal the end with water.
Wrap all of them and heat up the oil in a medium heat.
Fry the turon with the sealed end side down first (to keep it sealed). Cook until slightly browned and flip.
Fry the other side, and once slightly browned.
Once they are nicely browned, removed them from the frying pan and put them on a cooling rack.
You can sprinkle sugar (1 tablespoon per roll) onto the oil to caramelize and glaze the fried roll or you can skip this step.
Turon are ready to be served. If you are ready to serve them yet just keep them warm in the oven at 200 degrees.
Filed as: Fruits