This chocolate-based turon recipe combines the classic taste of turon with a new twist. In the Philippines, deep fried banana lumpia (turón) is a popular snack cuisine, and its mango, coconut, and sweet potato fillings make it a versatile sweet treat.
There are countless combinations of turón fillings available in the Philippines like coconut, sweet potato, and mango that make it hard to ever get enough.
Eating it at home or as street food, the iconic lumpia (spring roll) wrapper filled with banana and sugar and deep fried to a deep golden brown is a fun snack to savor.
This is a turon recipe with a twist. Rather than use caramel, we're using tablea chocolate substitute. It's well, richer and tastier than caramel coating, in my opinion.
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Step 1: Coat bananas with brown sugar by rolling them in a shallow dish filled with sugar. Repeat for all bananas.
Step 2: Position a banana 2 inches from the edge of a wrapper and place langka in the center of the banana.
Step 3: Carefully roll the wrapper without tearing it. When 1 inch from the opposite end, fold the sides inward and continue rolling to create a sealed turón.
Step 4: In a skillet, heat oil and fry turón on medium heat until both sides are golden brown, approximately 4-5 minutes each side.
Step 5: Remove fried turón from the skillet and place on a wire mesh to drain excess oil. Once drained, transfer to kitchen towels.
Step 6: For the Chocolate Tablea Sauce, mix all ingredients in a pot and continuously stir until the sauce thickens and maintains its shape when running a spoon through it.
Despite being commonly consumed outside of the home, this dish is still best when served warm with a side of chocolate at home.
You can add any ingredients like mango, coconut, jam, ube, or chocolate as additional ingredients. You can also use the leftover sugar from step 1 and sprinkle them over the lumpia wrapper before frying it to have a sweeter caramel sauce-covered glaze.
If saba bananas (cooking bananas) aren’t available, lakatan bananas are a good substitute. But any bananas will do if you can't find these in the US (for example). Just don't use overripe ones. In case you're searching around for the ingredients in an ethnic grocery store, langka is the Filipino word for jackfruit.
As this is a dessert/snack recipe, calories can be quite high. But as long as you know that and eat as a treat (not a main course, please) you'll enjoy this dish without ruining your waistline.
Let's learn how to make crispy turón with a twist: “Filipino fried banana turon” with jackfruit (langka) and chocolate table syrup. Expect to fill your kitchen with a heavenly caramel aroma as you create this tasty Filipino dessert.
And if you like the crispy texture of lumpia, try the chicken version for a savory sensation.
Filipinos love their turón (banana lumpia). The Perfect treat to whip up on short notice. Fried bananas with chocolate table syrup will give your kitchen that caramel heaven smell as you make this delicious Filipino dessert.
- 4 saba bananas sliced in half
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- Fresh langka (jackfruit) sliced
- 4 pcs. lumpia wrappers (spring roll wrappers)
- Oil for frying
Chocolate tablea sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 5-6 pieces of tablea (crushed)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup corn syrup
- Spread the sugar on a shallow dish and slightly cover the bananas with brown sugar. Do this until you cover all the bananas.
- Place the banana 2 inches above the end of the wrapper. Add as much langka as you prefer in the middle of the banana.
- Start rolling as tightly as you can. Without tearing the spring roll wrapper, stop 1 inch before the end and fold the side toward the middle and the roll to seal.
- Heat the oil on a skillet. Make sure it's hot enough before you add the turón. When it turns golden brown on one side flip it over. It’ll take around 4-5 minutes on medium heat for each side.
- Place the fried turón on a wire mesh to let the excess oil drip before putting them on kitchen towels.
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a pot. Stir consistently till you have it thick enough that when it covers the spoon, it keeps the shape even when you swipe through it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 691Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 491mgCarbohydrates: 83gFiber: 1gSugar: 70gProtein: 31g
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