Saturday, May 18, 2013

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Every year come Halloween, part of our tradition is to pull all those sticky, stringy guts out of the pumpkin and gather all the seeds.

We carefully wash them, getting all the pumpkin "yuck" off and dry them for roasting.

Walking thru the grocery store the other day, I happened to notice a package of raw pumpkin seeds on the shelf.
Hm...let's see if it this works as well.

Preheat the oven to 350
Spray a pan with cooking spray
Spread seeds in a single layer
Cook until brown and crispy, stirring occasionally.
When cooked, sprinkle liberally with seasoned salt.
Enjoy, repeat!

I am happy to report that the store bought seeds were almost as good as fresh!

Funny story though, I am one of those annoying people who watch the scanner at the grocery store and hold up the line with any small discrepancy.

These pumpkin seeds were labeled $1.79 on the package. The sign in front of the display read $2.50. I put them at the end of the order in order to watch the price. Sure enough, they rang up at the $2.50 price. I ended up paying only the $1.79, they honored their sticker.

Next time I am at that store, it will be interesting to see if they change the sticker on all the packages.

Our favorite crunchy snack!

This recipe was shared at Mom's Test Kitchen, Gooseberry Patch, Future ExPat, and Cookies and Cups

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