This brings up memories for me! Simple, but I love these, and it’s a great way to use your Pumpkin seeds if you want to avoid wasting them. Roasted, they are also called pepitas.
You can use any flavors you like and maybe even sweet, but I haven’t tried that, though.
Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas)
Best way to save your pumpkin seeds from the bin!
To start, cut open your pumpkin and remove the seeds. Make a soup from the pumpkin (recipe coming next week).
Now remove all the flesh from the pumpkin seeds by washing them.
This step is optional but recommended: boil the seeds for 10 minutes in salted water so they can absorb the salt.
Drain them and add them to a baking tray.
Drizzle some olive oil over them, add some salt and other seasonings. Mix well and bake them for about 10 minutes, until they become brown and crispy.
Let them cool down, and once done you can eat them like that or remove the peel and only eat the nut.