Monday, October 29, 2012

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds - YUM!

It is the season of falling leaves, mulled cider, and carved pumpkins.  This leads to one of my favorite fall treats, toasted pumpkin seeds.  Below is a great recipe:

Measure the pumpkin seeds in a cup measure.  Place seeds in a saucepan.  For each cup of seeds, add 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of salt.  Bring seeds, water, and salt to a boil.  Simmer for 10 minutes.

                                                       Remove from heat and drain.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Coat the bottom of a roasting pan with olive oil.  Bake on top rack for 5-20 minutes, depending on the size of the seeds. 

Allow seeds to cool completely and add salt to taste.

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