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Old 10-25-2005, 01:30 PM   #1
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Toasted pumpkin seeds

I've decided to make toasted pumpkin seeds after carving pumpkins this year. I saw one recipe that tossed the seeds in melted butter and salt before putting them in the oven, sounds interesting to me. What is your favorite way of doing them? Happy Halloween to be!

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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I soak them in salt water overnight, toss with oil, season (salt, garlic, onion, chili powder, smoke salt, etc.) and bake until golden. I don't like them all dried out and tough though! patooey!
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Old 10-25-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
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Have made them every year essentially doing what Shannon does (also love cumin as a seasoning, but always make some with plain old salt) except have never soaked in salt water (why, because I never heard of it).

Can I ask what that step does?

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Old 10-25-2005, 03:50 PM   #4
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I soak in salt water if not for any other reason, just for flavouring
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Old 10-25-2005, 08:04 PM   #5
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Growing up we always washed them throughly, left them over night (if memory serves me right) and than baked them with salt and a drizzle of oil. So I've carried on doing it this way myself. I love to taste the natural flavour of the seeds, but I would certainly give your recipe a try Daisy - yum yum!!!
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:26 PM   #6
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sounds good to me too, I will have to try that this weekend when we carve some more punkins!
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Old 10-25-2005, 09:53 PM   #7
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Nice thread Corazon

I soak mine overnight in salt water, then roast with peanut oil and grey salt..My kids and I love them this way..
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:04 PM   #8
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I usually wash them and let them dry then toss with a little oil and salt them before putting them in the oven to roast.
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For those who like their seeds to be spicy!

Fiery Pumpkin Seeds

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp. Tabasco sauce
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
PREPARATION:

Place pumpkin seeds on ungreased cookie sheet. Mix together butter and Tabasco sauce and drizzle over the seeds.

Combine spices and sprinkle over the coated seeds. Toss well to coat.

Bake at 300 degrees 35-45 minutes until golden brown and crisp, stirring seeds once halfway through baking.

Store in airtight container.
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Old 10-25-2005, 10:43 PM   #10
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How delightfully timely! I was just trying to decide whether to do them or not! I will! And I will soak them in salt water first!


Thank you very much!

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