Thursday, November 1, 2012

Traditional Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe

One of the things you end up with when you carve a pumpkin are pumpkin seeds. And while those Jack O Lanterns will look beautiful outside your garden or in your living room, your kitchen will surely be a bit of a mess with these pumpkin seeds.

That's why, as a tradition, people learn how to make roasted pumpkin seeds which makes up for a nice snack at home or during Halloween parties.

Some prefer toasted than roasted, but we think they're just the same. But you can choose to make them salty or sweet, chewy or crunchy. And below, we have a simple and easy to prepare roasted pumpkin seed recipe.

Your first step is to clean the pumpkin seeds, making sure that all the pulp are removed. You can rinse it with cold water afterwards and let dry, preferably overnight.

Next, you season them in a bowl by pouring olive oil, salt, pepper and other preferred seasoning. Some like putting sugar, garlic powder or sugar along with those.

Toss the seeds and the ingredients in the bowl until the pumpkin seeds are well-coated and put it in an oven, a microwave or a skillet, if you prefer it toasted.

If you're using an oven, roast the seeds at 300F until golden brown. For the microwave, toast the seeds at high temperature for 3 minutes, then stir and repeat the process until it becomes light brown.

The more traditional roasted pumpkin seed recipe requires a large skillet where you just toast the seeds and constantly stir until the skin turns golden brown.

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