Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Halloween at my house goes hand in hand with one of my favorite seasonal treats, roasted pumpkin seeds. These make a healthy and delicious snack and preparing them can be a lot of fun for children. This is a simple method for roasting pumpkin seeds that I hope will become a Halloween tradition in your home.
Clean the pumpkin seeds by placing them in a colander under running water. The water should be lukewarm, not hot. To enhance the flavor allow some of the pulp to remain.
Dissolve salt in warm water at a ratio of 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt per cup of water. You will need enough of the salt water to cover the pumpkin seeds.
Soak the seeds in salty water for about 8 hours and then drain them in a paper towel.Soaking the seeds in salt water is optional. If you are sensitive to salt skip this step or reduce the amount of salt used.
Place seeds in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss until seeds are lightly coated.Spread the seeds evenly on a baking sheet and place in a preheated 300-degree oven.
Roast the seeds for about 45 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp and golden brown.
Time to prepare: 9 hours.
This recipe is vegetarian.