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Old 10-26-2006, 09:19 AM   #1
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How do you cook pumpkin seeds?

Sunday is the big day - the day we carve our ginourmous pumpkins. Every year I try to bake the pumpkin seeds. Last year was the only one year they turned out great, but I didn't write down what I did . I seem to recall I baked them at 375-400 degrees but I am not sure. .Anyone have specific instructions?

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Old 10-26-2006, 09:43 AM   #2
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I've enver roasted pumpkin seeds, but I sure have pine nuts, pecan, walnuts, almonds.... and I'd do pumpkun seeds the same way, I think.. Heat oven to 350 degrees F, and put seeds on a dry baking sheet in a single layer. Roast for 8 to 10 minutes. I think you'll smell when they're ready.
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Old 10-26-2006, 09:56 AM   #3
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what june said...but 1/2 way through i doouse them with lots of salt!
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Old 10-26-2006, 10:58 AM   #4
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I ususally just coat them very very lightly with a little oil so the salt has something to stick to.....I ususally use EVOO. I then generously sprinkle kosher salt on them. I bake at 350 degrees for ?? I can't remember I know I usually just start keeping a close eye on them after 5 minutes. Quite honestly I think its the salt that I love the most........shhhh don't tell my doctor that
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:33 PM   #5
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Since I love to carve intricate pumpkins, I also end up with lots of seeds & roast several batches of them.

First I place them in a colander & rinse them, removing as many big globs of stringy pulp as I can. I then drain them & blot them a bit with paper towels.

Then the fun begins!! I toss all of them with a half-&-half mixture of extra-virgin olive oil & melted butter, then divvy them up for different seasonings. One batch just gets salt; another gets salt + granulated garlic; another gets salt + chili powder.

Each batch is spread out in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet & roasted at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes or so - checking & stirring every 5 minutes. They always turn out great & disappear as fast as I can make them. Heck, even the cockatoo loves them - lol!!!
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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Bake it right in the oven around 375 ... 10 mintues..
I like just salt on it, but that's up to you.
You could do pepper and garlic salt. It's all good.
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Old 10-26-2006, 01:50 PM   #7
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OK, we like the pumpkin flavour on them so I don't rinse the seeds, just scoop 'em out and drop them on a cookie sheet. Then I salt them and put them in the oven on low (250ish?) for an hour or so. Then when the kids are out trick or treating I get to eat them all! LOL.
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I wash and towel dry mine then lay them on a cookie sheet all flat.
make up a strong soln of salt water in a spray/mist bottle then give them a quick spray over, put them in a medium hot oven but check them every 10 mins or so and re-spray them, you`ll see a white powder on your cookie sheet in places it`s only a little salt, keep doing this until you`re satisfied.
I find that the spray roast method works much better than salt crystals, and also works great with sunflower seeds too :)
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OK, we like the pumpkin flavour on them so I don't rinse the seeds, just scoop 'em out and drop them on a cookie sheet. Then I salt them and put them in the oven on low (250ish?) for an hour or so. Then when the kids are out trick or treating I get to eat them all! LOL.
That's mean.

You should trade them for some candy.
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Wow! Thanks everyone for your responses! I will let you know how they turn out - I may try a batch low and long and then another batch high and shorter. We also bought a white pumpkin this year, I wonder if the seeds will taste the same!
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