Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
Instructions to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
We told you last week not to eat halloween pumpkins, but we also promised to write about how to roast seeds from any type of pumpkin. The seeds consist of a white outer shell and a green seed within, both parts are completely edible. Pumpkin seeds are not only edible and good for you, but they are also easy to make at home.
- Pre-heat oven to 300°F.
- Toss seeds with about a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.
Pulp that is attached to the seeds is perfectly fine, it will caramelize as the seeds roast.
If desired, but there is no need, you can rinse the seeds in a colander until clean – just be sure to dry them completely before using. Don’t use a paper towel to dry them or it will stick to the seeds, use a clean lint-free towel instead.
You can also use other spices when preparing to roast pumpkin seeds, if desired, even homemade pumpkin pie spice can be used.
- Spread the mixture on a rimmed cookie sheet.
- Bake for about an hour, stirring occasionally..
Seeds should be golden brown and crisp when done.
- Allow to cool before eating.