Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

The Halloween gathering yielded a lot of pumpkin seeds. I decided to get creative.

pumpkinseedcollage

Starting at the bottom left (in the mug) and going around clockwise: Sweet Seeds, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Taco Seeds, Curry Seeds, Sandwich Fixin' Seeds
Closeups: Sweet Seeds (left), Taco Seeds (right)

I made all of these recipes up as I went along, save the Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

For each "recipe" you will want 1 cup of cleaned (wash off the guts and let them dry overnight) pumpkin seeds and a tablespoon or so of oil or butter and one of the "mixes" below.

Sweet Seeds
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 twists of the nutmeg grinder (just a pinch if you're not grating it yourself)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
pinch of salt (this is important!)

Taco Seeds
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/8 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp garlic powder
pinch of salt

Curry Seeds
1 tsp curry powder
pinch of salt

Sandwich Fixin' Seeds
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp powdered horseraddish
1/4 tsp seasoned salt

Mix your pumpkin seeds, oil/butter, and seasonings in a bowl or a plastic bag. Make sure the seeds are covered generously. Roast at about 250 F (125 C) for an hour or so. They'll be lightly browned and if you're not sure if they're done you can do a taste test to see if they're crispy!

The fun thing about pumpkin seeds is you can really play around with the seasonings and do whatever you wish! My favorite of this batch was probably the Sandwich Fixin' Seeds or the Spiced Pumpkin Seeds (which I yanked from allrecipes.com).

2 comments:

Sonya said...

Yummie!! these look so good. I will create some neat combos too!

A Touch of Dutch said...

Mmmmmm! Lekker :-)

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