Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
The Humble Pumpkin Seed The seeds of pumpkins are often over looked when used in cooking, but they can be a delicious treat when roasted.
- After removing seeds from pumpkin clean them up.
- Soak them in salty water for about eight hours, drain on a paper towel and roast them on a baking sheet at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Be sure to stir them frequently.
- When you bite into them or crack them open, you'll find a tasty kernel inside.
Stellar--the salt soak does wonders! I also appreciate the quick bake time (unlike another soak'n'roast recipe on here that called for 3-6 hours in the oven!). I use butternut squash seeds instead of pumpkin, since I rarely cook pumpkin.
I never thought of soaking them...duh.
Usually I throw away my pumpkin seeds, but no more :) Ok it takes a little time to remove the pithy stuff around them, but once that's done, the roasting is easy and the result is tasty. I wasn't sure if Hubby would like these but he was steadily nibbling while they were still cooling and I had to ask him to stop at least long enough so that there would be enough left to take the photo LOL, Please see my rating system, a wonderful 4 stars :)Thanks!