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Plantain pouches with nougat & rum caramel sauce

Rowena Dumlao-Giardina resides in Italy, cooking and photographing her family's interesting meals on Apron and Sneakers. After moving to Italy in 1999 from the Philippines, she has traveled extensively around the country and the rest of ...

Triple goodness dessert!

Fried plantain pouches filled with melted nougat and covered with rum caramel sauce will surely make you want more!

Banana pouches with nougat & rum caramel sauce

A crispy plantain dessert covered with melted nougat and rum caramel sauce sounds too inviting to resist. Presenting them in little pouches makes them even more irresistible. They also go well with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Plantain pouches with nougat & rum caramel sauce recipe

Yields 12 pouches

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound white nougat
  • 7 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 ripe plantains (can substitute bananas)
  • 12 square spring roll wrappers
  • 12 food strings
  • Peanut oil for deep-frying

Directions:

  1. Chop the nougat to small pieces. Over medium heat, melt 3/4 of the nougat in a hot water bath with 4 tablespoons of water. When the nougat has melted, add 1 tablespoon of rum. Let the alcohol evaporate for about a minute then turn off the fire. Set aside.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, mix the brown sugar, the remaining water and rum. When it boils, simmer on low heat until it thickens. Set aside.
  3. Peel and slice each of the plantains into 6 pieces (about 2 inches in length).
  4. Lay a spring roll wrapper on a plate.
  5. Place the plantain slices in the middle of each wrapper and pour the nougat sauce over the top.
  6. Gather the four corners of the spring roll wrapper then secure them with the food string.
  7. Repeat until you finish all the ingredients.
  8. Deep-fry in a pot of very hot oil, best between 335-355 degrees F, until golden brown.
  9. Let them rest on a plate with paper towels to absorb the excess oil.
  10. Garnish with the nougat you set aside and some rum caramel sauce.

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