Dancing Pepitas (toasted pumpkin seeds)

Recipe by Kath in CA
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READY IN: 4mins
SERVES: 1-6
YIELD: 1/2 cup
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    teaspoon oil
  • 1
    clove garlic, slightly smashed
  • 12
    cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds, raw and shelled)
  • 12
    teaspoon kosher salt, to taste
  • 12
    teaspoon ground cumin, to taste
  • 12
    teaspoon paprika, to taste
  • 12
    teaspoon cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat a cast iron skillet.
  • Add oil and garlic, and use the garlic to spread the oil.
  • Remove the garlic as it begins to color and discard (or mash with butter to spread on bread).
  • Add the pepitas and stir or shake the pan to coat with the oil.
  • They will soon begin to pop and"dance".
  • When they are mostly popped (this takes only a minute or so), turn off heat and sprinkle with the seasonings and toss to coat.
  • As these are rather messy to eat with your fingers, serve in tiny muffin cups that hold about a tablespoon so you can just pour them into your mouth.
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