Tuesday, May 18, 2010

GOING BANANAS

Today, I am linking up with Communal Global! This weeks theme is, "Today I learned..."

The other day I was craving for this Filipino dessert called "Turon." It's basically a deep fried banana that is wrapped in won ton wrapper. It's so simple, but I have not made this in YEARS. It's much easier to just buy it, but I wanted to make mine from scratch.

These are all the ingredients you need. You could find them at any Asian market. And, instead of regular bananas, I used plantains because they hold up much better.
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I cut the plantains in quarters.
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All you do is take one of the wrappers and then add one piece of the banana, one layer of the jackfruit, and add a sprinkle of brown sugar on top. I'm not sure how to describe jackfruit, but it's really sweet, almost like a mango. But, the texture is smooth, like a jello. I hope that makes sense!
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Here's a close up. The jackfruit and brown sugar is what makes it sweet.
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Next, you just wrap it like a burrito. You fold it over, fold in the sides, and then roll it up. You can use water or egg yolk to seal the ends.
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And it will end up like this! At this point, you can fry as many as you want, or freeze them for later use.
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Make sure the oil is hot and ready, and just brown each side till it is a dark, golden brown.
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You don't have to sprinkle any sugar on it afterward, but I like to add just a little bit of confectioners sugar. Yum!
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Enjoy!
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32 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

Those look so good. Wow! You have the best food on this blog:)

Veronica Lee said...

I'm going to try this recipe. It looks really, really yummy!

Happy Tuesday!

Carin said...

OOoooo that looks seriously good! Not to be silly, but what is jackfruit? Would there be a substitute? We only have one very small grocery store, so I wonder what I could use in it's place.

Marja said...

Those look so totally yummy! I was going to ask what jackfruit is too!

Must try these one of these days. Soon.

Erin said...

Yum!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, you so make me want to have turon right now!!! I miss this.

(I've put your link up for you!)

Angela said...

Oh my goodness they look amazing!!! I cant wait to try then but will have to look for a substitute for the jackfruit!! Yummy

Denise said...

They look really good.

Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

That looks awesome! Yummy!

Life with Kaishon said...

Alicia! These look absolutely DELICIOUS! I am so delighted you shared with us this fabulous dessert. You are a gem among women!

Stacy said...

Wow, you really know how to do some cooking! I am gonna try to bake a cake today..wish me luck:)

Those look great!

Susie said...

That looks FANTASTIC:-)

Anita Johnson said...

These look so good! Our old neighbors were Filipino, and she was an wonderful cook and baker. We had some of the best treats when they lived next door.

Mommy, I'm Home said...

That looks yummy -- and incredibly easy. I might have to try it!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yummy! I love adding brown sugar to make stuff sweet. I've never heard of jackfruit...I will have to look for it next time I go grocery shopping.

Lauren said...

oh my gosh that looks delicious!!! my mouth is watering right now... YUM!

Michelle A'etonu said...

OMG!!! I love that stuff...but have never made them on my own. I usually just wait for my next visit back home. I think I'm goign to give it a try since you made it look so easy. I've never had it with jackfruit, but that sounds good too! I usually have the jackfruit in halo halo!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

My favorite!! Matamis na saging , hurray!
Just wanted to say hello!

blueviolet said...

Those turn out so pretty when they're done!

Debbie said...

Well, yum! Those look incredible! I wish you lived near me:)

Kimberly said...

I don't eat bananas at all, but I can't even tell you how excited I am to see Jackfruit. I just got gifted a Jackfruit tree in FarmVille you see. LOL!

Pam said...

I have never tried this but it looks awesome. I'm following you from my new blog so I'll can be in touch twice as often! :)

Veronica Lee said...

Thanks, Alicia. I accidentally disabled the comment link. I was beginning to think that people are getting bored with my blog, hence the zero comments!!

You're the greatest, sista!!

Ruth said...

Oh, so great. The girls LOVE plantains and are always asking me to make something new with Plantains. Thank you so much for this great idea.

Muthering Heights said...

I've never heard of this before, but it sure looks delicious!

Michelle A'etonu said...

i left you something on my blog!

McCrakensx4 said...

OH MY YUMMINESS!!! Anything fried is my friend!!! We have an asian store not too far...I may have to try these!!

Tezzie said...

Yum! ...and now I'VE learned something new today ;D Thanks!

Nina said...

Those look so yummy!!!!

Chris said...

we love turon!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Yum! I have to admit, that I will make this even if I am the only one at home to eat it! (I really love these fried bananas!) Except, even if I don't have any jackfruit, I will put a slice of banana and the brown sugar and fry them.

Blessings & Aloha!
(trying to catch up on some blog reading :o)

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Now this is so so so YUMMMY!!!!