Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Seed Recipe

So tonight, I actually roasted the pumpkin seeds and I promised my top-secret recipe.  So, as promised, here is my pumpkin seed recipe.  If you don't like butter and salt, you should just cease and desist right now!

1. Separate the pumpkin seeds from the pumpkin pulp.  I like to do this manually.  Nothing better than getting your hands in the pumpkin slop! :)
2. Wash the pumpkin seeds in hot water.  I usually just fill a bowl with hot water and float the seeds in it.  Then I stir it with my hands to remove extra pulp.  When seeds are washed, drain the water.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
4. Melt 1-2 sticks of butter in the microwave in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup.
5. Pour washed seeds into melted butter.  All seeds should be covered.
6. Use cooking spray to coat cookie sheets.  Put a layer of popcorn salt on the greased cookie sheet.
7. Using a slotted spoon, remove seeds from butter and lay them flat on the cookie sheet.  Lightly salt the layer of pumpkin seeds.
8. Bake for 15-20 minutes.  WATCH THE SEEDS -- they burn easily!
9. Remove from oven when seeds are light brown.  Salt lightly.  ENJOY!!


  1. Aahhh....Popcorn salt!!! When I tried making these before, my salt fell off, and you know how I feel about salt, so now I was debating how to get salt fine enough. Now I know! I didn't even think about popcorn salt. Sounds wonderful, I can't wait to try them when you come down....Mmm but-ter...I better go get another pumpkin or two! Thanks Kendell! Can you tell I'm excited? Love you!

  2. Yum, that sounds so good. I will defiantly try this out on Saturday!!

  3. We are doing this on Friday! Funny thing is I don't like Pumpkin seeds, but Jeremy loves them. Popcorn salt? Gotta get some of that.