Salted Pumpkin Seeds

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Introduction: Salted Pumpkin Seeds

About: Just a creative college student.

carved up some pumpkins and wanted to make some seeds but don't know how? It's easy!
you just need:
-Pumpkin seeds
-Salt (or sea salt)
-extra virgin olive oil

Step 1: Clean Those Guts!

you pulled out all of the pumpkins insides. you got some string and some seeds, just free the seeds of the string, I use my hands and some hot water with a strainer. Try to get them as clean as possible. but if there is still a little gunk stuck to it don't worry. the next step will clean he rest.

Step 2: Boil the Seeds!

Whether you have a hand full of seeds or a whole tote, its best to boil them. The point of boiling the seeds is to get the salt soaked in. if I have about two cups of seeds I'll put a small spoon full of sea salt in the boiling pot.
Regular salt works too, sea salt just sticks to the seed better (more salty).
boil for about 10 minutes then drain all the water.

Step 3: Its Baking Time.

After you have the seeds strained out go ahead and line your pan with aluminum foil and spread the pumpkin seeds out so that they aren't over lapping, drizzle a little bit of extra virgin olive oil on them. set the oven to 325F and bake for 15 minutes. if you like them more crunchy bake for another 5-10 minutes (it also depends on your oven, so keep a close eye).

Step 4: Eat Up!

Enjoy your salted pumpkin seeds!

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    8 Discussions

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    poiuy22
    poiuy22

    5 years ago

    I did it and it tasted awesome!
    also, after the oven part, I let them dry off and cool off completely before puting them inside a bag with some more salt (I love 'em salty haha)

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    kkendrick1
    kkendrick1

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Those look amazing! I like them really salty too! ~But doc says I need to lay off the salt .////.

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    joevans
    joevans

    5 years ago

    I have never heard of boiling them first. My mom always just rinsed and baked . Are they better boiled first?

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    kkendrick1
    kkendrick1

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    The salt sticks to them better, and helps get any unwanted pumpkin gunk off.

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    techie54
    techie54

    5 years ago

    My wife found a similar recipe. Really good results. Thank you for the instrutable

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    SafeWalrus
    SafeWalrus

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I've heard about this but never tried it, your easy peasy method makes it look nice and simple will be trying it soon as I get some seeds, thanks for shareing!

    Ah man such a great snack. Definitely one my favorites! I love your method, that has to get rid of any left over slimy bits.

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    5 years ago

    Love me some pumpkin seeds!