Pumpkin seeds are good tasting and good for you! If you use a small to medium-sized pumpkin, you should be able to eat the entire seed including the husk. Here’s how:
Preheat your oven to 400°.
With the help of an adult, cut the top off your pumpkin and remove the seeds using a big metal spoon. Put the seeds in a colander and rub under cool running water to remove the pumpkin flesh.
Measure how many cups of seeds you have. Put them in a saucepan with 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of salt for each cup of seeds. Bring to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes and then drain well.
Toss your seeds with 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil. Season with salt and any other spices that you like—such as cayenne pepper, black pepper, curry powder or cumin.
Spread seeds in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast on the top rack until brown. This could take 10 to 20 minutes, so be sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.… Read More