Sunday, October 26, 2008

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

After creating our jack-o-lanterns I thought it would be fun to toast the pumpkin seeds.

I've never done this before, so I searched online for a recipe. I took the recipe I found and kind of made it my own. I'll share my version of the recipe below.

Here you see me seperating the seeds from the gooey part of the pumpkin

The seeds all washed and cleaned ... ready for toasting

Yummmmmmmm ... they are soooo good!

Toasting Pumpkin Seeds ... Missy's version:

Seperate pumpkin seeds from the gooey part of the pumpkin

Wash the pumpkin seeds

Mix one egg white with 1/2 cup sugar (I used Splenda) and salt.

Add pumpkin seeds to mixture

Pour mixture into collander to drain excess egg white

Arrange on a cookie sheet in a single layer

Cook at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes ... after about 8 minutes I stirred them around

After baking sprinkle with more sugar (Splenda) and salt to taste

There are probably 1000's of recipes out there ... but because this was my first time I decided to do the easiest version I could find. Next year I may try a savory recipe. Do you have a wonderful recipe for toasting pumpkin seeds?

If so ... please share!


-Jennifer said...

I've never done it so I'm of no help, lol

Andi said...

I've never done this before either! I have thought about it before but never tried it. I'll have to put it on my "to do" list. They look like they'd be good!

Bonnie said...

I've never done it. But I have had store bought pumpkins seeds and they were salty. Are yours sweet? I'll bet those are really good.

Judi said...

We used to toast them but no one ever ate them so I stopped doing it.

Gary ("Old Dude") said...

You do realize that if ya toast em they no longer can be planted to grow next years crop of Pumpkins?? Personally, I can't even begin to imagine being so hungry as to even consider eating pumpkin seeds, don't ya have to take the husks off first? So much effort for so little? (lol)

Sue said...

We used to toast them years ago when the kids were little...but I don't remember how we did it. For some reason I think we just washed them and toasted them in the oven, then sprinkled them with salt..or was it sugar? lol I'll have to ask Laura how we did it...she should remember. Anyway...yours sound yummy! Love the shirt you have on.. so Autumn looking. :)

Grin and Barrett said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment. Also for adding me. :) I have toasted pumpkin seeds before, but I never heard of putting sugar on them, that is probably why I didn't like them. hehehe

Have a great night!


Cecile said...

I have never done it before so I will barrow your recipe:))
Have a great night!

Cassandra said...

I've toasted mine with garlic and chili powder...mmmm

merc3069 said...

I don't cook, but R roasts them every year--we love them!

Trina said...

Never tried to roast pumpkin seeds on my own. May have to try it. Yours looked good.