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How do you make pumpkin seeds
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jay    Posted 10-30-2002 at 06:40:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
how do you cook pumpkin seeds? what is the process after taking them out of the pumpkin? Do you soak them, dry them,wash them, what do you exactly do? How long do you cook them, how hot of a temp? thanks


screaminghollow    Posted 10-30-2002 at 21:50:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
by the way, I saw five pound bags of pumpkin seeds for sale at the local yuppie lawn and garden store labeled as "Squirrel food" $10.99 a bag.


MikeH-Tx    Posted 10-30-2002 at 14:44:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I make them two ways:

Both start by separating the seeds from the yuch. I
use the sink, about half filled with water and then add
everything from inside the pumpkin. Then just use your
fingers to squeeze the seeds and they will separate
from the other stuff. Seeds will float and the rest
won't. Separate.

Way 1: Boil in a pot of water with a bunch of salt
added until all the seeds are uniform in color and kind
of greenish instead of offwhite. Then put the seeds
onto a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 180 until
dried out. Takes about three hours. This is the store
bought style.

Way 2: Take some of the boiled in salt water seeds
from Way 1 and fry in a pan with a little butter.
After about 5 minutes, before they start turning
brown, add a little Worchestershire sauce. Cook more
for two or three minutes until the liquid is all soaked up
and you're ready to serve. These don't last long around
here, but are worse for you than just the salted ones.

We carved six pumpkins the other night and I got to
cook the seeds from all. Quite a batch.


Chuck, WA    Posted 10-30-2002 at 07:32:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
We douse in soy sauce, salt water, or other, and into the microwave. Stir regularly and in about 5-10 minutes they start to pop as they dry. Result is little, inflated seeds that are extra nutty. The longer you cook, the greater percentage pop, but you also risk burning them. Nice quick snack.


screaminghollow    Posted 10-30-2002 at 07:10:01       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Wash them off in a colander. Most folks spead em out on a cookie sheet sprinkle with salt and then dry in the oven. Some folks use high heat, (350) some just use low heat to dry em over a few hours.
We put them in a bowl and add just enough water so they are all immersed, then add salt, Worchestershire sauce, (tsp), Soy sauce (a few tablespoons) maybe a dash of Louisianna hot sauce. Crab seasoning. Personnal tastes differ. (I even heard of folks making them sweet and hot with sugar and hot sauce) We soak them 24 hours, let them drain for about twenty minutes. Then use cooking spray on a cookie sheet and spead them out to dry in the oven at low heat. Some of those new ovens have no low heat setting. (We just got an new oven and the minimum heat setting (digital) is 350 degrees.)

Some folks actually peel the seeds, we just crunch on them whole.


Salmoneye    Posted 10-30-2002 at 06:43:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
We always just rinse em off...spread on a cookie sheet, salt lightly and pop em in a 325 degree preheated oven for 10-15 minutes...

Dunno if that is the 'correct' way but has always worked for us...


Amber    Posted 10-29-2004 at 01:26:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thank you so much! I am 18 & I was trying to remember how my grandma use to make them, everyone else had long complicated ways, your's was awsome, excatly like g-ma did it! thanks again!


jesus christ    Posted 10-16-2004 at 18:43:56       [Reply]  [Send Email]
thank you for that. i'm going to make some for my followers. i'm coming soon. get ready.


r    Posted 10-18-2003 at 19:04:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thank you so much salmoneye for the obvious uncomlicated way to cook the seeds.Everyone else had a whole paragraph you told it like it was nice and simple. thanx :)


JODI- ISHPEMING MI    Posted 10-29-2003 at 18:29:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR GREAT IDEAS I HOPE TO TRY THEM ALL BUT FOR NOW I WILL HAVE TO GO WITH SALMONEYE I HAVE KIDS WAITING NO TIME TO BE FANCY THEY WANT THEM NOW THANKS AGAIN EVERYONE :0)


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