Pumpkin Seed Recipes

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by TillinWithMyPeeps, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. TillinWithMyPeeps

    TillinWithMyPeeps Waiting for Spring...

    Aug 22, 2008
    Ohio
    Does anyone have any good ways to make pumpkin seeds?
     
  2. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    I used to make them without the boiling in salt water and found them bland. These taste better.

    Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
    Ingredients
    One medium sized pumpkin
    Salt
    Olive oil
    Method
    1 Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut open the pumpkin and use a strong metal spoon to scoop out the insides. Separate the seeds from the stringy core. Rinse the seeds.
    2 In a small saucepan, add the seeds to water, about 2 cups of water to every half cup of seeds. Add a half tablespoon of salt for every cup of water (more if you like your seeds saltier). Bring to a boil. Let simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
    3 Spread about a tablespoon of olive oil over the bottom of a roasting pan. Spread the seeds out over the roasting pan, all in one layer. Bake on the top rack until the seeds begin to brown, 10-20 minutes. When browned to your satisfaction, remove from the oven and let the pan cool on a rack. Let the seeds cool all the way down before eating. Either crack to remove the inner seed (a lot of work and in my opinion, unnecessary) or eat whole.
     

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