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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups pumpkin seeds, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Canola oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Preparation:

Let pumpkin seeds dry on paper towels. Toss cleaned pumpkin seeds with oil and salt; spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 250° oven for about 1 hour, or until the pumpkin seeds are dry, stirring occasionally.

If you're feeling adventurous try these...

Sugar and Spice Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Double or triple this recipe, depending on how many cups of seeds you have. One large pumpkin will generally yield 1 cup or pumpkin seeds, and smaller pie pumpkins will yield about the same amount. These can also be cooked over low to medium-low heat in the skillet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar, or more, to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon allspice

Preparation:

Rinse seeds well and get as much of the pumpkin pulp off of them as possible. Some of the small pieces are going to adhere, but they won't hurt the seeds at all, and might even add a little more flavor. Pat dry with paper towels. Don't let them dry completely on the paper towels, because they might stick!

Toss seeds with the butter, sugar, and spices.
Heat oven to 300°. Spread coated seeds in a shallow baking sheet (I line a baking sheet with nonstick foil to make cleanup easier), turning from time to time, for about 45 to 60 minutes, or until nicely browned and crunchy.

Cajun Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 scant teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • paprika, for more color, if desired
  • a little salt, depending on saltiness of the seasoning
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil

Preparation: same as above

2 comments:

Emily said...

Yummm those sound good! We roasted pumpkin seeds this year, but we didn't have a recipe.

Randi Troxell said...

i'm not real big on pumpkins but my hubby is and he would totally love this!