Kamote Turon – Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe

Kamote Turon – Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe

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Kamote Turon or Lumpiang Kamote (fried sweet potato roll) is a famous and easy to prepare Filipino dessert (panghimagas) or snack (merienda).  

Kamote (sweet potato) is abundant in our place.  They grow anywhere even if you don’t tend them. I plant sweet potatoes with the help my my grandmother.   My grandmother has a green thumb she easily grows fruits and veggies.

When we were younger my cousins and I would help my grandmother plant and harvest sweet potato.   We made some of them into  Kamote Turon or Lumpiang Kamote. There are different versions of how to make Kamote Turon but for me this is the best recipe.

If you’re looking for more merienda recipes check out our Merienda Series  including “Halo-Halo ” Filipino Iced Mixed Fruit DessertHalayang Ube (Purple Yam Jam)Banana Lumpia – TuronBibingka GalapongPuto Cheese (Steamed Rice Cake with Cheese)Mais con Yelo – Refreshing Filipino SnackBananas in Syrup – Minatamis na Sabang SagingBanana Que – Fried Banana SkewersPancit Palabok – Filipino Noodle DishBiko (Sweet Rice Cake) TreatFilipino Beef Empanada Recipe Champorado: Filipino Chocolate Rice PorridgePalitaw – Coconut & Sesame Seed Topped Sticky Rice DumplingsChicharon (Crispy Pork Rinds) RecipeChicharon (Crispy Pork Rinds)Buko Pie – Filipino Coconut Pie and Cascaron – Bitsu-Bitsu (Dough Balls) Recipe!

 

Ingredients:

1 kg. sweet potatoes

¼ kg. langka (jackfruit) fresh or preserved available at Asian Marke

1 pack cheese any kind of cheese will do

1 pack desiccated coconut

1 can condensed milk

¼  cup chocolate  syrup

1 pack (roll) lumpia wrappers

 

Directions:

Wash the sweet potatoes then boil for 40-50 minutes or until its tender; set aside to cool.

While waiting for the sweet potato to be cooked, slice the jack fruit horizontally into smaller pieces.

Peel cooked sweet potato.

Mash the sweet potatoes using fork or masher.

Add the condense milk and the cheese to the mashed sweet potato and mix  thoroughly.

Place a spoonful of sweet potato mixture on a lumpia wrapper and add langka strip on top and roll like an eggroll.

Deep fry until it turn into golden brown.

Roll the fried sweet potato roll in desiccated cocount.

Drizzle rolls with chocolate syrup.

Serve with hot or cold drinks.

 

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Kamote Turon - Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe!!!
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Sweet and crunch deep fried sweet potato eggroll.
Kamote Turon - Lumpiang Kamote (Sweet Potato Roll) Recipe!!!
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Sweet and crunch deep fried sweet potato eggroll.
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Wash the sweet potatoes then boil for 40-50 minutes or until its tender; set aside to cool.
  2. While waiting for the sweet potato to be cooked, slice the jack fruit horizontally into smaller pieces.
  3. Peel cooked sweet potato.
  4. Mash the sweet potatoes using fork or masher.
  5. Add the condense milk and the cheese to the mashed sweet potato and mix thoroughly.
  6. Place a spoonful of sweet potato mixture on a lumpia wrapper and add langka strip on top and roll like an eggroll.
  7. Deep fry until it turn into golden brown.
  8. Roll the fried sweet potato roll in desiccated cocount.
  9. Drizzle rolls with chocolate syrup.
Recipe Notes

Do not over cook the lumpia get it done when its golden brown cause if you over cook it, the whole thing would be bitter.

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Banana Lumpia – Turon Recipe!!!

Banana Lumpia – Turon Recipe!!!

 

TuronTurrón de Banana or also known as lumpiyang saging or banana lumpia is the next recipe in our Merienda Recipes series.  It’s a Filipino snack made with thin sliced bananas preferably saba or Cardaba bananas and a slice of jackfruit wrapped in a thin pastry shell.  The Banana Lumpia is then deep fried then rolled in sugar for a sweet and crunchy snack.

Turon is always my favorite, my grandmother cooked it for me when I was young and when I got old I told her I will be the one to cook it for her. This recipe is very simple, fast and very easy to cook. So this is my version of Turon Saba or Banana Lumpia pair it with Lemon Grass Ginger Iced Tea for a perfect refreshing snack.

Before we begin, a word about saba bananas vs. plantains.  In the Philippines the Saba or Cardaba banana is also known as a plantain.  It is a triploid hybred banana cultivar originating from the Philippines and native to Southeast Asia,  it is not the same as the plantains found in many US markets.

Saba BananasThe Saba is a small fat thin skinned banana that is sweeter than the regular Cavendish bananas you normally see in supermarkets.  It can be eaten fresh as a fruit or cooked.  It is sweeter than the Cavendish variety.

Although in the Philippines they also call Saba a plantain banana don’t get Saba and plantains confused.  Yes they are both bananas but are very different and are not interchangeable.

Unlike the Saba bananas Plantains are cooking bananas and are used as a vegetable.  Plantains are longer and has thicker skin than both Saba and Cavendish bananas; it is not as sweet and contains more starch than the other banana varieties.  Plantains can not be eaten raw.

You can usually find Saba Banana at Asian Markets, but if you can’t don’t be tempted to substitute Plantains.  Opt instead to use the plain old “regular ” Cavendish bananas found in your local supermarket.

Ingredients:

1  package lumpia wrappers

1/2 dozen ripe saba or “regular” bananas

1 cup chopped jackfruit

1/2 cup brown or white sugar

2-3 cups oil for deep frying

1 egg white slightly beaten (optional for sealing or you can us water for sealing)

 

Directions:

Banana LumpiaCut the banana in half then cut each half into thin slices.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]

Roll slightly each banana slice in white or brown sugar.

Place coated bananas on top of each lumpia wrapper (it depends to your liking on how many pieces of banana slices you want to add)

Spread with chopped langka (jackfruit), Optional

Banana LumpiaCarefully roll into shape of egg roll and seal the ends with water or egg white.

Sprinkle 1 tbsp. or more of brown sugar over your turon. This will caramelize and stick to your turon. (if you prefer you can roll the lumpia in white sugar after frying)

 

Deep fry in medium-high oil.

Flip your turon to coat evenly with caramelized sugar. Fry until golden brown and crisp.

Remove from pan and drain on paper towel for a minute. (If you didn’t sprinkle brown sugar on the lumpia before frying you can roll it in white sugar before serving)

Serve, Share and Enjoy!!!!!

Banana Lumpia
Banana Lumpia - Turon
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Banana Lumpia
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Instructions
  1. Cut the banana in half then cut each half into thin slices.
  2. Roll slightly each banana slice in white or brown sugar.
  3. Place coated bananas on top of each lumpia wrapper (it depends to your liking on how many pieces of banana slices you want to add)
  4. Spread with chopped langka (jackfruit)
  5. Carefully roll into shape of egg roll and seal the ends with water or egg white.
  6. Sprinkle 1 tbsp. or more of brown sugar over your turon. This will caramelize and stick to your turon. (if you prefer you can roll the lumpia in white sugar after frying)
  7. Deep fry in medium-high oil. 
  8. Flip your turon to coat evenly with caramelized sugar. Fry until golden brown and crisp.
  9. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel for a minute. (If you didn't sprinkle brown sugar on the lumpia before frying you can roll it in white sugar before serving)
Recipe Notes

You can make Banana Lumpia 2 way and either way will be just as good.

You can roll the lumpia in brown sugar before deep frying - this gives you a caramelized topping when fried OR

you can fry the lumpia, drain oil on a paper towel, and roll in white sugar.

You can sprikle Sesame Seeds on while turon is still hot if desired.

You don't have to use Langka (jackfruit).

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