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jusnikki 09-26-2011 11:38 AM

Pumpkin Seeds
 
Didn't know quite where to ask this question..


But Does anybody have a certain way to prepare pumpkin seeds?

If you haven't had them you're really missing a treat.

CharlieD 09-26-2011 03:30 PM

What do you mean "prepare"?

I just throw them onto the hot pan and crisp them up. If I feel like I sprinkle the with some sweet water to add sweetness. You can do the same thing with salt.

jusnikki 09-26-2011 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CharlieD (Post 1052537)
What do you mean "prepare"?

I just throw them onto the hot pan and crisp them up. If I feel like I sprinkle the with some sweet water to add sweetness. You can do the same thing with salt.


Meaning how do you cook them..lolol.

I've only done them twice and both times I roasted them but it wasn't the same. So you fry yours??

pacanis 09-26-2011 03:55 PM

Sprinkle with salt and oven on low temp to dry, but I've been known to simply toss them into my locker in my school daze and let them dry on their own. It's been a while.
If I were to have a suddden craving for seeds today I'd go buy a packet of already seeded sunflower seeds.

jusnikki 09-26-2011 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by pacanis (Post 1052554)
Sprinkle with salt and oven on low temp to dry, but I've been known to simply toss them into my locker in my school daze and let them dry on their own. It's been a while.
If I were to have a suddden craving for seeds today I'd go buy a packet of already seeded sunflower seeds.


Sunflower seeds aren't the same. Everybody I know that eats sunflower seeds seem to be obsessed with them. I don't get it....:huh:.

Chef Munky 09-26-2011 04:06 PM

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Originally Posted by jusnikki (Post 1052416)
Didn't know quite where to ask this question..


But Does anybody have a certain way to prepare pumpkin seeds?

If you haven't had them you're really missing a treat.

Don't know how I managed it. Ok, I do know. Pure laziness :angel: I have pumpkin plants growing in one of my flower borders. See what happens when the bottom drops out?
I left a few seeds out all winter, they sprouted on their own. Doubt I'll get anything past the flower stage. But we'll see.
Here's a link It's for dehydrating the seeds. I don't think it would hurt if you baked them in the oven at a low temp. They are pretty tasty. Seasonings can vary.
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...pes-63316.html

Have fun! :)
Munky.

jusnikki 09-26-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Chef Munky (Post 1052559)
Don't know how I managed it. Ok, I do know. Pure laziness :angel: I have pumpkin plants growing in one of my flower borders. See what happens when the bottom drops out?
I left a few seeds out all winter, they sprouted on their own. Doubt I'll get anything past the flower stage. But we'll see.
Here's a link It's for dehydrating the seeds. I don't think it would hurt if you baked them in the oven at a low temp. They are pretty tasty. Seasonings can vary.
http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...pes-63316.html

Have fun! :)
Munky.


Thanks for posting the link..

But I don't have a dehydrator. Although I'd love one for fruit. But I simply don't have a spot in my kitchen for another appliance or gadget...:sad:. My sister that has passed on had one. When you walked in her kitchen you could smell the fruit she was drying out...

Chef Munky 09-26-2011 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by jusnikki (Post 1052564)
Thanks for posting the link..

But I don't have a dehydrator. Although I'd love one for fruit. But I simply don't have a spot in my kitchen for another appliance or gadget...:sad:. My sister that has passed on had one. When you walked in her kitchen you could smell the fruit she was drying out...

Your welcome.
The seeds don't necessarily have to be dehydrated. That link has a recipe for seasoning the seeds or nuts before they are baked, dehydrated.

Munky.

jusnikki 09-26-2011 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Chef Munky (Post 1052566)
Your welcome.
The seeds don't necessarily have to be dehydrated. That link has a recipe for seasoning the seeds or nuts before they are baked, dehydrated.

Munky.


Oh ok, thanks again...

larry_stewart 09-26-2011 07:05 PM

I usually rinse and clean the seeds. while still damp, i lightly salt. the salt kinda dissolves on the wet seeds. Then I spread them ( single layer) on a baking sheet and bake at a low temp ( about 300 + or - ). Occasionally I use a spatula to keep them from sticking to the bottom, spread them out a little, and allow the moisture to evaporate. Got to watch them carefully, because if left unattended at the wrong time, they can burn quickly. ( somtimes Ill spray them with pam too, which speeds up the process, but also gives you a shorter window for them to burn.

larry


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