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How to Make Turon (Banana Fritters)

By PutoPinoy on Monday, May 07, 2007 At Monday, May 07, 2007

Turon is one of the merienda treats the Filipinos learned from the Spaniards. The term turon formerly meant nougat but bow the word turon acquired different meanings in different parts of the country. One common meaning is fritters in lumpia wrapper.

  • 6 pcs banana (saba), halved
  • langka, sliced in small pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • lumpia wrappers
  • 2 cups cooking oil
  • flour dissolved in water
  • sesame seeds (optional)
  • fork
  • tongs
  • sifter
  • wooden spoon or ladle
  • plate
  • frying pan
  • stove

  1. Heat 2 cups cooking oil in a frying pan.
  2. While waiting for the cooking oil to get hot, prepare materials for making banana fritters.
  3. Place three pieces of saba cut into halves on a plate.
  4. Sprinkle a little amount of brown sugar over the pieces of banana. Use fork to spread sugar evenly.
  5. Make sure both sides of the banana pieces are sprinkled with sugar. In this way, the brown sugar will mix well with the juice of the banana and will give the turon a more pleasing taste.
  6. Wrap th banana sprinkled with brown sugar in lumpia wrappers.
  7. Apply dissolved flour at both ends of the lumpia wrapper to seal its edges together.
  8. Follow the same procedure to wrap the rest of the remaining bananas, which have been sprinkled with brown sugar.
  9. To enahance and add taste to the turon you are preparing, put two slices of langka on top of each piece of banana before wrapping them.
  10. Deep fry in hot cooking oil.
  11. Turn the fritters from one side to another while frying to prevent any part of the wrapper from getting burned.
  12. Fry the banana for 3 minutes or until lumpia wrapper turns light brown. Remove fritters from frying pan with a pair of tongs.
  13. Put cooked fritters on a wire strainer or wire rack to drain them of excess oil before serving.
  14. Serve banana fritters hot.
  15. This recipe is good for 6-12 pieces of banana fritters.
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