Camote Turon and Camote Chips

camote chips

It is a common turon. There is nothing special. I just changed minor details like omitting sugar and replacing jackfruit slice with boiled camote.

Thanks to Dennis for sharing the idea.

I thought frying duration is not enough to soften the raw camote. I boiled it to softness first then discard the peels.

I prepared the saba banana the traditional way. Sliced it to quarters. Placed two parts on turon wrapper. Topped with equal part of sliced boiled camote. Wrapped it up just like normal turon. Then fried until golden brown.

The taste was really good right after frying. The crispy wrapper plus the camote banana combination.  After awhile, wrapper softened and somewhat made the experience dull.

I conclude. Eat while still hot.  Sugar is not must for making delicious turon or any other menu. Highlighting natural flavors is enough.

banana camote turon

I have several chips recipe around this site. I won’t be repeating it in this post.  I only wanted to know if I can fry camote slices to crispiness. Like what is happening to raw saba banana, cassava and potatoes.

I never did peeling to conserve my own energy. Kinda lazy.

I noticed the browning reaction was pretty quick. The slightly white to violet complexion turned brown after few seconds. Preservative treatment and re-drying maybe necessary. A mechanical slicer that directly drops slices to boiling oil is a better option. It nulls the need for chemical agents.

I succeeded with one try. Crispy and delicious camote chips.  Keeping the peels intact  had no negative effect on overall flavor, imo.

camote chips

Corn Camote Turon

Mga Sangkap
1 tasang corn flour
2 dalwang tasang nilagang camote, dinurog
1 tasang gatas, condensada
4 kutsarang margarina, tinunaw
25 pirasong pambalot ng lumpia
1 tasang asukal

1 cup corn flour
2 cups boiled kamote, mashed
1 cup milk, condensed
4 tablespoons margarine, melted
25 pieces lumpia wrapper
1 cup sugar

Paraan ng Pagluluto
1) Haluing mabuti ang kamote, corn flour, gatas at margarina sa isang lalagyan.
2) Maglagay ng isang kutsara sa pambalot ng lumpia at i-rolyo.
3) Pagulungin sa asukal at iprito sa lubog na mantika hanggang sa pumula.

Cooking Procedure
1) Mix well mashed kamote, corn flour, condensed milk and melted margarine.
2) Place one tablespoon of mixture on lumpia wrapper and fold neatly.
3) Roll on sugar and deep fry until golden brown, an appearance similar to cooked banana cue.

mashing kamote

adding corn flour

corn camote turon rolled on sugar

corn kamote turon

A recipe included in the Department of Agriculture 2013 Calendar. The original tile is Corn Turon.

Food Trippings: Cornik, Banana Turon, Uraro Cookies and Suman Pinipig

Banana Turon

I have been  eating turon these passed few days. Sister-in-law is cooking banana turon for sale. Eating a freshly cooked turon is really enjoyable. People in our area are always requesting reservations a day before.

Cooking turon is easy. Slice ripe banana length wise – make it five parts. The purpose is to increase the surface area for fast cooking. Roll each slice on brown sugar. Wrap with lumpia wrapper.  Place frying pan with cooking oil over a low flame. Put some brown sugar and wait until it float. Fry the turon until golden brown.

banana turon

Uraro Cookies

I have never seen uraro personally. I think it is a relative of gabi – an edible root with a bland taste and a bit itchy on tongue.

Uraro is popular in Quezon Province. One of their popular product is uraro cookies. The image below are uraro cookies. They look like an icing but they are indeed cookies. Perhaps the mold they are using is icing dispenser.

You need a lot of water when eating this. Very yummy but it gonna make your mouth dry and feel thirsty.

I never know how to make this one! Someone please tell me how!

quezon uraro cookies


She brought home this cornick. She said it came from Ilocos. She added that this is not an ordinary cornick because Ilocos is popular for this product.

I felt no difference between this one and the one I bought from town plaza. Maybe both came from the same source, Ilocos!

I never know how to make this one! Someone please tell me how!


Suman Pinipig

I never know what it is, really! I just called it suman pinipig because the seller told us it was made out of pinipig. The shape looks like suman but it is wrapped only with cellophane.

I cannot recognized the pinipig taste though. Maybe it is masked by sugar and roasted coconut toppings.

I know how to make suman but I have never tried suman pinipig yet!

sumang pinipig