Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Turon (Philippine cuisine)
The other day the kids and I stopped by at one of the local filipino market/store and at the check out she had some fresh turons that I couldn't resist in buying a few of them. Of course, the kids and I ate them right away when we got in the car and they were gone before we drive out of the parking lot! Their just Divine goodness!
The next day when I went to the store to pick up a few things I couldn't help but picking up a few plantain to see if I can make them at home. They aren't as good as what they had at the store..but almost. This evening Connor ate his down in no time flat. Took some to my parents and Quinn said they were perfect. So that's a good start for a first timer. :)
What you will need is:
- white sugar
- large ripe plantain bananas, sliced lengthwise thick
- lumpia wrappers
- water and corn starch (you could just plain water or 1 egg, lightly beaten)
- hot oil
- caramel (you could also you, chocolate, powder sugar, etc)
First cut the plantains lengthwise. Then roll them into your white sugar.
Them place it on the wrapper just like you would could lumpia. And start to fold. Fold the portion of the wrapper nearest you over the filling until just covered. Turn the wrapper again to enclose the banana securely. Moisten the left and right hand edges of the wrapper with your "glue" that you will use (water, egg, or corn starch).
Fold over the corners and press down firmly to seal, making an envelope. Seal firmly. Set aside..and repeat with remaining slices
Heat oil in a pan or wok. Place the turons at a time in the hot oil seal side down first. Fry until crisp and golden. Remove with a skimmer and drain on paper towels.
Drizzle with your favorite topping, ours was caramel sauce...Eat and ENJOY!