Monday, October 20, 2008

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We're gearing up for a Major League Pumpkin Carving Bonanza around here. (I promise to share a photo or two when we're finished.) What Jack-O-Lantern carving party is complete without some savory roasted pumpkin seeds? They couldn't be easier to make. Since I was a kid, this is the recipe that I've munched on every October.

This recipe is for about 3 cups of pumpkin sees (share them with your neighbors!).

Thoroughly clean and rinse pumpkin seeds and pat dry. Set seeds aside in a mixing bowl.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and pour over seeds.

Sprinkle salt over mixture to taste.

Spread an even, single layer of seeds on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 40 minutes, stirring occasionally, until seeds are a toasty, golden color.



Dawn said...

I have roasted pump seeds for years and never added butter. Sounds extra yummy! Thanks for the idea.

Meghan said...

Will you be my mom?

No pumpkin carving this year. We are really shorted on funds & this is where it's taking it's hit. Sigh.

Wayne Edelman said...

any quick tips on how to get the slimy fibers off the seeds?

Meaghan said...

Dawn, I think butter is the key to life!

Meghan, c'mon over and we'll roast pumpkin seeds together! In all seriousness, this economy is garbage for everyone. We're all cutting back where we can. And it feels even harder around holiday time.


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Meaghan said...

Hmm...tagging. I'm not entirely sure that people want to read "random" things about me! I'm struggling for more readership as it is! But I do so enjoy Googling my name with the word "is" to see what comes up. That was a fun one!!