Roasting Pumpkin Seeds

This was my sons job to do and he enjoyed it quite a bit..

Begin by removing the seeds from the inside goop.. and putting them in a bowl..

Then put the bowl of seeds in the sink and fill the bowl with water to start rinsing the seeds off. Make sure you remove any pumpkin pulp you find.

Then strain the seeds to remove the water…

Measure and see how many seeds you have. Put the seeds in a large pot. For every ˝ cup of seeds add 2 cups water and 1 tablespoon salt. Bring this to a boil. Let the seeds boil in the salt water for about 10 minutes. As you can see below we did not have a big enough pan and our water boiled over a bit.. but nothing was lost..

When the boiling time is done, strain the seeds…

Get a baking tray (preferably one with sides) and pour a little olive oil on the tray…

Spread out your drained seeds and stir them to coat with the oil….

Put your own rack at the top of you oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Put the seeds in the oven…

Bake until the seeds are golden brown. You may need to stop and stir them occasionally as they are roasting. Continue cooking the seeds until they are a nice golden brown.  This could take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on how many seeds you have in your pan.

And here are the finished seeds!! And boy are they tasty!!  :)



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