Roasted Pumpkin Seeds


Happy Halloween Everyone! I never thought of sharing my roasted pumpkin seeds recipe, I thought everyone did it the same way. Silly me, after seeing everyone’s great recipes for pumpkin seeds, I realized I am one of the few cooks who roast the seeds the lazy way! In most recipes, you either wash or boil the seeds before hand. But I feel that this washes away all of the good stuff. I start by removing the pumpkin seeds and simply removing the stringy part away from the seeds by hand. I then spread the slimy seeds on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with kosher salt and roast. The unwashed pumpkin seeds form a beautiful and tasty caramelization which adds another layer of flavor. So don’t worry, if you feel lazy, no need to wash your pumpkin seeds, just through them on the pan and roast. You will have a delicious surprise!

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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a pumpkin, seeds removed
kosher salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove seeds. Pull off the stringy part from the seeds. Place the seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Stir the seeds around on the cookie sheet every few minutes to insure even caramelization.
Roast until brown and fragrant.

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  3 Responses to “Roasted Pumpkin Seeds”

  1. Tasty Trix — October 31, 2009 @ 3:45 pm

    That’s cool, I never would have thought to do that. (Not for lack of laziness I assure you!) It looks nice, almost like it forms a little crunch crust.
    .-= Tasty Trix´s last blog, Rigatoni with Cauliflower: A Traditional Sicilian Dish with a Touch of Moroccan Influence =-.

  2. Nicole — October 31, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

    I am totally with you! We haven’t carved ours yet…but I think tomorrow is the day!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog, Smart Candy Choices =-.

  3. [email protected]'s Recipes — November 1, 2009 @ 9:56 am

    I like those salt roasted seeds….simple yet flavourful. When I was still a kid, I always bought them together with water melon seeds from the stores, as the tea snacks.
    .-= [email protected]’s Recipes´s last blog, Lunjiao Yeasted White Sugar Cake / 伦教白糖糕 =-.

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