Caramel banana spring rolls recipe (turon)
- Cuisine: Filipino
- Makes 16
If you love banana fritters for breakfast, then try these sweet Filipino caramelised banana spring rolls. Popular as 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 if you find the jackfruit difficult to track down, substitute mango instead. These can be made up to a day ahead – at the end of step 1, cover with a tea towel and refrigerate overnight.
Ingredients16 (about 1 pack) spring roll wrappers*
275g (11/4 cups firmly packed) brown sugar
75g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
8 sugar (lady finger) bananas, halved lengthwise
95g (1/3 cup) seeded jackfruit flesh*, sliced
Vegetable oil, to deep fry
PreparationWorking with 1 spring roll wrapper at a time, place wrapper at an angle on a work surface so it forms a diamond shape. Place 3 tsp brown sugar and 1 tsp caster sugar in a horizontal line on the bottom half of the wrapper. Top with 1 banana half, then a little of the jackfruit. Using a pastry brush, brush the two top edges with water, then fold up the bottom corner over the filling to cover. Fold in the sides of the wrapper and roll up to enclose the filling.
Fill a deep-fryer or large saucepan one-third full with oil and heat over medium heat to 170°C (or until a cube of bread turns golden in 15 seconds). Working in 4 batches, drop spring rolls into the oil and fry, turning halfway, for 4 minutes or until crisp and golden. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towel. Roll in remaining 55g brown sugar, to serve.
*Spring roll wrappers are from Asian food shops and selected supermarkets.
*Jackfruit is available fresh or canned from Asian food shops. Use either for this recipe.
Photography by Derek Swalwell.
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Break in the pot
Most potjie will be seasoned and ready to use after a quick rinse, however some manufacturers recommend “breaking in” the pot by cooking a few vegetables (some use a whole cabbage) in a large quantity of water for several hours.
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