Pumpkin Seeds for Halloween
OK, the pumpkin is gutted and carved, now you are trying to figure out what to do with the seeds. Toasting the seeds will make a healthy and tasty snack.
- From your seeds remove as many of the membranes as possible and throw away.
- Place a large pan on the stove and fill with water. Add salt to the water using about 1 teaspoon for every cup. Bring the water to a boil and add your pumpkin seeds.
- Reduce the heat to a simmer and simmer for about 2 hours. Remove from the heat and drain off all the water.
- Place the seeds onto paper towels that have been placed on to wire racks and let sit in a cool dry place for at least 4 hours until dry.
Place the seeds into a large bowl and add a few tablespoons of vegetable oil and mix until all of the seeds are coated with oil. Place the seeds onto a clean dry baking sheet and place into an oven preheated to 350º.
Bake the seeds for 20-30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so. Remove from the oven and sprinkle lightly with salt and let cool.<
You can serve immediately or you can store in a tightly sealed jar or container for up to 1 year.