Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Crispy Pumpkin Seeds

My mom gave Wyatt some pumpkins that were leftover from decorations. They were all nice looking but he wanted the seeds from the heirloom ones. I asked him to save the seeds from the regular ones so I could try roasting them.

I have thought of about them, but that is as far as I have gotten. I hadn't even gotten to wanting to try them, but here we were with free seeds to try and so I jumped.

Of course I wanted them soaked so for more nutrition and I found the perfect directions here. After you soak them for 24 hours in salted water you spread them out on a cookie sheet to dry. I figure it is so you aren't steaming them, but roasting them when you finally pop them in the oven.

Below wet just out the the water.
Once they are dry I coated them with olive oil and Himalayan sea salt, I love the taste and soft pinkness of this salt.  And put them in a 300 degree oven, they didn't take long I don't think, but I didn't time them.

I think they would be good with some flavor like garlic salt or cayenne pepper maybe chili powder. But they were good plain too.

What do you think would taste good or how do you like them?




  1. I have never tried them :) But they look good!

  2. Great post.Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us.


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