Yield: 1-1 Ĺ Cups/Pumpkin
can be carved for a Halloween trick and the seeds
can be prepared for a Halloween treat. So, when
carving your next Jack-o-Lantern, donít throw the
pumpkin seeds out. Save them and make a treat that
will be asked for every Halloween!
Seeds from 1-3 pumpkins
1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil
the salt in the hot water, in a non-corrosive bowl.
Set aside and let cool.
the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin and place in a
colander. Under running water, rub the seeds
together to remove all traces of pumpkin. Place the
cleaned seeds in the cooled salt solution and use a
small plate to keep the seeds submerged. Allow to
brine for twelve to twenty-four hours in the
brining, drain the seeds and allow to partially dry
on a towel. Place the dried seeds in a bowl and mix
with just enough of the oil to coat and add a light
sprinkling of salt. Place in a single layer on a
sheet pan and bake at 350 degrees for twenty to
thirty minutes, stirring occasionally. When golden
brown, remove from the oven and place on paper
towels to cool and absorb excess oil. The seeds can
be stored in an airtight container for up to a week,
but probably wonít last that long.
the wetter the seeds are when placed in the oven,
the longer they will take to toast.