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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds...



Last week when I shared about making Pumpkin Butter, I forgot to tell y'all about roasted pumpkin seeds!!!

Once you have cleaned out the inside of your pumpkin, place all the insides of the pumpkin (pulp and seeds) in a collander and rinse them well. The seeds will still be sticky, but that's okay. Place the seeds on a cookie sheet and leave them alone for about 24 hours to dry. Do NOT put the seeds on a paper towel (trust me on this) because they will STICK LIKE CRAZY!! Just let them sit on the cookie sheet and they will be nice and dry the next day.

The following day, I drizzled them with some olive oil and sprinkled them with some salt and tossed them around to coat each seed. Bake the seeds in a 325 degree oven for about 35 minutes, until they are toasty brown and make sure that you stir them around every 10 minutes or so to make sure they brown pretty evenly. Once they came out of the oven, I sprinkled a little garlic powder and seasoning salt on them and BOY were these tasty!!! I stored these in an air-tight container and they stayed crispy for about 5 days.

I will definitely make these again!!

7 comments:

scrunchie99 said...

I love roasted pumpkin seeds! I make them pretty much like you suggested, but I don't make them try first. I just drain them as best I can, spread them on the cookie and sheet and then let them roast until they are just browned. They stay nice and crisp, too! :)

scrunchie99 said...

Oops! Typo... Should say, "I don't make them DRY first." (blush)

Tori said...

Yummy!!

Wendi said...

I'll have to try adding the extra seasoning after they are done next time.  Yum!

Charree said...

Oh yummy! I will have to give that a try.

Have a blessed day!

~Charree

Anonymous said...

I learned about the paper towel thing the hard way! We make ours with cinnamon, salt, and a little sugar! - Gretchen

Mrs. Homemaker said...

Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite fall things. I just want to open up a pumpking, for the pumpkin seeds! Only, what would I do with the rest of the pumpkin...

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