Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

What is fall without roasted pumpkin seeds?  It's like a ball game without boiled peanuts or a fair without corn dogs and funnel cakes.  So, don't forget to save your pumpkin seeds and roast them up this season.  It is super easy and nutritious.
After you remove them from your pumpkin (whether you have roasted it or not), place them in a colander.  Place the colander under warm running water and swirl them with your hand until all of the pulp is gone and only seeds remain.  
Place the pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet lined with paper towels to remove the excess water.

Remove the paper towels so you only have the seeds on the baking sheet.  Bake the seeds at 350 degrees until they are completely dry, which will take about 15-20 minutes.  Remove them from the oven for seasoning.  Pour about 1.5 Tbs. olive oil (or your favorite oil) on the pumpkin seeds along with your favorite seasoning combination.  I love cumin, kosher salt and cayenne pepper.  I have also used kosher salt, cumin and cinnamon.  If you like yours sweet use cinnamon and sugar.  After they are seasoned thoroughly mix with a spatula until they are completely covered with the oil and seasoning.  Place them back in the oven at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes.  Let them cool for a moment and enjoy.  They can also be placed in a storage container for later enjoyment, but I don't think they will last that long!

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