|Roasted pumpkin seeds - a crispy, crunchy, tasty snack|
|I'm resisting the gross out slimy factor here... I'm still doubting the recipe at this time|
Add one tablespoon of melted butter and coat the pumpkin seeds
Next you want to toss the seeds in the flavoring of your choice. Mr. D got all creative here and wanted to try two, that's right TWO different flavors on our first time out. He separated the seeds evenly into 1 cup portions. First we went with a classic seasoning salt
|Johnny's Seasoning Salt is awesome!|
|Who has ever heard of lime mojito pumpkin seeds... before now, I mean.|
After that place the tray(s) in the oven and let the low heat do it's magic for 45 mintues. And by magic, I mean take these suspiciously sticky seeds and turn them into a hearty gourmet treat even I could not resist. Be sure to turn the seeds a few times during the roasting process to make sure they cook evenly. Under an hour later you will have this:
|Lime Mojito roasted pumpkin seeds. Who KNEW they would turn out this good?|
I thought oh, I'll just try these simple seasoned salted ones and then walk away. So I tried one and... hey it wasn't that bad. Sort of like a big sunflower seed. Okay okay, I'll give in and try the lime mojito ones... hey wait a second. These were good. Better than good. These were tasty. So tasty I might eat a second one. The girls came over and I thought for sure they would only eat the plain salted ones, but we all ended up liking them both! Who knew? So now we have a whole new fun family tradition we can add to our harvest fun, and it is all thanks to my industrious hubby for sticking to his guns and making us love a brand new snack. I realize now it only tastes a little like crow...
So don't throw out your pumpkin seeds this year! Roast them with your favorite seasonings. Other options would be garlic salt, cayenne, Cajun, it's up to you. My youngest wants us to try cinnamon next. Let me know what your favorite seasoning is!
Hi Jenn, your roasted pumpkin seeds look tempting. I love to munch on this too but only get to roast the seeds when I make pumpkin dessert or bread.
Bookmark your recipe, will give it a try later.
Have a nice week ahead.
Thanks Amelia! Thanks for the post. I think you might win the award for my farthest away commenter! Have a great week.
I put shelled pumpkin seeds on salad, because IMO they're tastier than sunflower seeds. But DH prefers sunflower, too bad because pumpkin seeds are good for the older guys prostates. I've heard that Kakai pumpkin seeds are paper thin, so one day when I'm better at gardening, I hope to try them, with you DH's Mohito Lime, since you made it sound SO appetizing ^_^
I left you a note about Annatto on http://planthungry.blogspot.com/2012/02/beware-of-carrageenan.html - Hopefully it won't matter, but good to know just in case it does. Annatto is almost as plentiful as Carrageenan, ugh!
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