Monday, October 26, 2009

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

We love carving jack-o-lanterns for Halloween but throwing out all the seeds seems like such a waste. This year make a tasty treat!

When carving out your pumpkin have a colander near by. Separate the seeds into the colander and the guts to the side to throw out.

Rinse them well removing extra guts that like to ride on.

Put 1 Tablespoon salt into a bowl of water and add your cleaned seeds. I pop it in the fridge overnight or you can boil them for 20 minutes to speed up the process. Drain them and pat them as dry as you can....they will be slippery so be careful!
Spread them out in a jelly roll pan in a single layer. (some people let them air dry for 24 hours but I found that unnecessary)

You can season them further for your tastes at this point(chili powder, garlic, whatever you like!). I left them salted only...then popped them in the oven and set it to 275. Let them roast stirring every 15 minutes or so until they are golden brown.