Saturday, November 10, 2007

Filipino churros

When you have leftover lumpia wrappers, some cinnamon and sugar, and a stressful day that you're trying to put behind you, this is what you get.

Filipino churros

Mom used to just fry entire sheets, and they'd be challenging to eat without getting sugar down your shirt and shattering the entire sheet as you ate it.

Filipino churros

Total crunch, with sweet and cinnymin. Mmmmm. Sometimes, it's exactly what you want. Okay, most of the time ...

8 comments:

Annemarie said...

Ah, I love this kind of comfort food. I remember churros day in elementary school - you never knew when it would be, so you could just hope you had the pocket money to buy them when they appeared.

Julie said...

In junior high (middle school, in some places), we had ice cream sandwich days. My two best friends and I would get one Neopolitan sandwich and divide it in three, and we'd rotate through who'd get strawberry, who'd get chocolate, and who'd get vanilla. And sometimes we couldn't take it, and we'd each get our own. ;)

eatme_delicious said...

Those looks so incredibly tasty!

Julie said...

They hit the spot, that's for sure!

Marvin said...

Most awesome idea ever!

Julie said...

Marvin, I'm happy I remembered them. I was trying to think up some nifty recipe to use the last of the wrappers, making up some nouveau filling and thinking up some amazing orgami folding techniques. This was so much more fulfilling, and the whole batch took about 10 minutes to make once the oil heated up. You could go crazy with spices and herbs, too, but I was content with sugar and cinnamon.

raissa said...

wow what a nice idea. I will keep this in mind when we make lumpia and have leftover wrappers. Thanks!

Julie said...

Raissa, thank you! It works out so well--definitely comfort food, and quick and easy! If you try it, please let me know how it goes! I'm sure you'll come up with wonderful variations.