Banana Lumpia

Make a cultural connection with a super-simple dessert of fried bananas with ice cream.

Becky Low shares her recipe for a Filipino family treat!
Banana Lumpia
Vegetable oil, for frying
1 cup brown sugar
2 firm bananas
8 Spring roll wrappers
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Heat approximately ¾-inch vegetable oil to 350 degrees in heavy pan. Place brown sugar on a baking sheet or plate; set aside.

Peel bananas, cut in half crosswise then again lengthwise creating 4 quarters. Roll each banana quarter in brown sugar. Place sugar coated banana crosswise over the corner of a spring roll wrapper. Make one roll, fold in sides, dampen opposite corner of wrapper with water, continue to roll banana in wrapper and seal edges. Place seam side down.

Fry 4-5 bananas at a time in the hot oil, seam side down. Fry 1-2 minutes, turn and sprinkle lightly with brown sugar. Continue to fry, sprinkling lightly with brown sugar and turning until golden brown and crisp on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve 2 rolls with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Recipe makes 8 rolls, serves 4-6

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