Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Seeds

My husband may be the best pumpkin carver in the household, but I am the best pumpkin seed roaster!

Every year, Grant and Dylan really look forward to eating the seeds out of our pumpkins. I personally think they enjoy the seeds more than the carved pumpkins!

This year, my seeds turned out a-maz-ing! The nearly empty bowl proves it.

Here's my simple how-to:

Step 1:

Enlist the help of a little boy that loves all things creepy and gross. Let him clean out the pumpkin slime, so you don't have to!

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Step 2:

Separate the seeds from the slime and rinse. This part is gross.

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Step 3:

Spread seeds out on a paper towel and sprinkle with sea salt. Allow to dry for 24-48 hours.

Step 4:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Toss seeds with olive oil and more sea salt. Spread out on a foil-lined cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour.

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Step 5:

Once seeds cool, store in an air tight container. If your family is anything like mine, they will eat most of them in one night.

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I'll be baking batch 2 tonight!

15 comments:

  1. We roasted our seeds last year and the kids hated them. LOL I won't be going to the trouble this year.

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  2. I am a pumpkin seed fanatic. Seriously, seriously love those things. And now I am hungry (and realizing I haven't carved pumpkins yet).

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  3. i like pumpkin seeds. i don't think my kids would eat them though.

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  4. Great idea! I have always wondered how to bake pumpkin seeds, thanks for the info!! :)

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  5. Oooo, I love pumpkin seeds. I can't believe I didn't make any yet this year. I'll put that on the list for this weekend!

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  6. I'm so glad you posted this because just the other day my husband was all "are we going to roast the pumpkin seeds?" and I was all "oh I hope the internet knows how because I don't have a clue." So, thanks for the how to!

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  7. Yumm! I love pumpkin seeds! But hate the mess....

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  8. We can never seem to get the roasting right! Thanks a lot for the "how to"! We will definitely be trying your version!!

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  9. I always end up burning the seeds! I bet yours are fabulous!

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  10. With our pumpkins this year we used one of those kits where you just scrape the outer layer of the pumpkin off to create the design, so no carving. They look neat but I think I missed the whole carving and guts and roasting seeds part to do it again next year. I will definitely we referencing your recipe in 2011 :)

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  11. OMG seed roaster is my job too! Love the sea salt idea - I've always used kosher, but that sounds yummy. I had a recipe for parmesan ones I wanted to try this year but my hubs wasn't feel adventurous enough. Maybe after tomorrow when all the pumpkins go on clearance?

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  12. Okay my recipe is sooo different! I am trying this one nest year..I have already bookmarked it HA! Although I am the only one who eats them...owell more for me!

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  13. how are u eating those? we do eat those seeds here too, but im not sure if its roasted. it looks more like this: http://24.media.tumblr.com/zIj2Z6w0in8xk7vhYeLE96kRo1_500.jpg

    we eat them by cracking the seeds and eating whats inside, same with watermelon seeds :) we love it.

    and by the way, we can easily by them in grocery stores :) one of our fave snacks!

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  14. I've never tried that (or carved a pumpkin)! I know, I'm deprived.

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