Thursday, October 31, 2013

Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

As you are carving your pumpkin for tonight's trick or treating, save the seeds for roasting.  It is a gooey mess to scoop them out of the pumpkin, I agree.  Any way, scoop the seeds out and put them in a large bowl, rinse the goo out with a hose before bringing them into your kitchen.

You may have to wash them again to free them from the pumpkin's web.  All you have to do is to immerse the pumpkin seeds in cool water and rub the seeds between your hands and then let them dry off on a kitchen towel.

For roasting, mix 1 and 1/2 cups of pumpkin seeds in 2 tbs melted butter (or margarine or canola oil) and a pinch of salt.  Spread the coated seeds on a cookie sheet and roast in a 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes turning the seeds once in a while.

You may also be a bit more creative and use spices of your choice e.g. garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and even cajun seasoning.

For tonight, be careful and look out for the ghosts and goblins.

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