Saturday, September 7, 2013

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

As fall is upon us, I thought I'd quickly post about how to roast pumpkin seeds.  It's super easy, so this year when you carve your pumpkins, don't just throw away all that deliciousness inside!  (Plus, pumpkin seeds have been listed as one of the world's healthiest foods....they probably don't mean with all the butter and salt...but oh well.  You gotta enjoy life, right? :))

All you need is butter, salt, and pumpkin seeds.

Rinse the seeds off really well.

Start to melt some butter in your frying pan, then add the seeds in.  Continue cooking them at a really low temperature, stirring almost constantly.  After you've stirred for what feels like forever, they will start to turn brown.
You'll know when they are done--all the butter gets soaked up and the seeds look nice and dry and crispy (but not burnt.)  Sort of like when you "brown" rice-a-roni and it gets that dry look right before you add the water.  You just know, and it happens suddenly.
(picture courtesy of google)

You can lay them out on a row of paper towels on your counter, or in a cookie sheet, etc to help them cool faster.  Then store them in an air-tight container and ENJOY!  They are delicious.

1 comment:

JustHeather said...

Cool! I never thought of cooking them in a pan. We've always done it in the oven.