What’s the best thing about carving pumpkins? The pumpkin seeds of course! And I’ve got one of the best, classic roasted pumpkin seed recipes for you.So when you (or your kids) are carving those pumpkins, be sure to separate the seeds from the meat as you clean out the pumpkin. Simply put them in a bowl and set them aside until after you’re finished with your gourd-ous masterpieces!
Once you’re done carving, clean the seeds by putting them in a colander and cleaning them. My method? Place the colander of seeds on top of your bowl filled with water, the water will come up through the colander and the seeds will float. Simply remove the pulp with your fingers. Once you’ve removed the pulp, put the seeds in boiling water, add a half cup of salt, 4 Tablespoons of butter, and boil them about 10 minutes, or until they are all a saturated gray color.While the seeds are boiling, go ahead and set up your cookie sheet. Put some foil down and grease with cooking spray or butter. And go ahead and pre-heat the oven to 375. Once the seeds are done boiling, drain the water, and spread the seeds out on the cookie sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle some salt (I used some black lava salt for contrast) and your optional seasoning of choice and place cookie sheet in the oven for 45-60 minutes or until all are dry and slightly brown. Be sure to flip/turn the seeds every 15 minutes.When the pumpkin seeds are dried out and slightly brown, remove them from the oven, place in an airtight container, and
hide them from your husband … share.
- Fresh pumpkin seeds
- 4 T butter
- ½ cup salt
- Cooking spray
- optional seasonings
- Carve pumpkin(s) and save seeds.
- Wash seeds in colander and remove pulp.
- Boil water with 4 T butter and ½ cup of salt, add seeds, boil for 10 minutes.
- Spread out seeds cookie sheet lined with greased foil.
- Add additional salt (optional) or optional seasoning of choice.
- Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350 or until all seeds are dry and slightly brown.
- Flip seeds every 10 minutes to ensure both sides dry.
- Let cool and enjoy!