Turon (Plantain Egg Rolls)


Filipino-style, fried plantain egg rolls have been my favorite dessert since I was a child. Crispy, sugary shells with soft and warm plantains inside. They are a breeze to make when you have everything set up in advance. They can be frozen in bulk and fried without any defrosting.

close up view of a pile of Turon (Plantain Egg Rolls) on a plate with a floral design
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
4 mins
Total Time:
24 mins


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • 20 spring roll wrappers

  • 5 plantains, peeled and quartered

  • cup brown sugar

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil


  1. Put sugar and water in separate bowls. Separate spring roll wrappers; stack. Peel plantains; cut in half and then half again lengthwise.

  2. Place 1 wrapper on a clean work surface with 1 corner facing you. Coat 1 plantain piece in sugar; place on wrapper 1 inch from corner facing you. Fold corner over plantain; roll up halfway. Fold in 2 side corners; continue rolling until near the top. Moisten top corner with wet fingers; finish rolling. Repeat with remaining wrappers.

  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place egg rolls in a single layer; fry until golden brown on the bottom, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip; sprinkle with brown sugar. Fry 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer egg rolls to a plate.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
2g Fat
33g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 235mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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