Saturday, November 1, 2008

The BEST Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

I have been eating these since I could eat solid food, and it doesn't get any better than this. You can munch on these at any time, and they are so good for you! I will never do them any other way!

For every 2 cups of seeds:
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
2 tsp. alpine touch (Or 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper)
1 1/2 Tbs. EVOO(or 8 sprays of spray on EVOO)

Clean out your pumpkin and place seeds in a bowl of water. After letting them soak for about a half an hour, it should be very simple to separate the pulp from the seeds. Discard the pulp and rinse the seeds clean. 
Put seeds in a saucepan with 3 cups of water and simmer for 5 minutes. 

Drain and dry seeds on a paper towel then place them in a large bowl.
Toss clean, dry seeds in EVOO, then in the seasonings. Spread out evenly on a greased baking sheet. 

Bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes. If you have more than 2 cups of seeds, you may need to adjust baking time.

1 comment:

Brian and chelsea said...

oh, i am SO glad you posted this. we have a ton of pumpkins from our garden, and i want to toast the seeds, but there are so many different recipes online, and ya never know how they'll actually turn out... anyways - sounds awesome - thanks!
ps - do you watch Rachel Ray? I think she takes credit for the EVOO phrase.