I love it when a #KitchenClearout throws up a totally delicious, quick and simple recipe that is sure to become a family favourite and that was certainly the case with Turon, or Filipino caramelised banana egg rolls. The starting point was a half-used pack of spring roll wrappers that were past their sell-by date and, after trying Smores Spring Rolls, a quick google came up with this recipe. It's totally lush and moreish and you can even convince yourself that it's slightly healthy becaise it contains one of your five-a-day !!
spring roll wrappers
Chop the banana into strips and toss in brown sugar.
After soaking a spring roll wrapper in water until it becomes soft and sticky, carefully lay it out on a plate and pile some banana in the middle.
Roll the two sides towards the middle then tightly wrap it up. Prepare all of your spring rolls before you start to cook them.
Melt a large knob of butter in a frying pan and carefully place a few turon in the pan, making sure they don't touch. Cook for a few minutes on one side.
Sprinkle with brown sugar then use tongs to gently flip them over.
Sprinkle with brown sugar on the other side then keep cooking (and turning them over a couple more times if you want an even colour) until they are beautifully golden and caramelised.
Let them cool slightly so that the banana won't burn your mouth and eat warm, as they are or with a scoop of ice cream.
According to Wikipedia, you can also make turon with sweet potato, mango, cheddar cheese or coconut. I think apples and pears would work really well too.
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