I love Autumn. For many reasons… the beautiful fall foliage, scents, turkey dinners, apple picking, visits to the pumpkin patch, pumpkin spice lattes. My most favorite aspect of Autumn is Halloween. I love seeing all the children dressed up in the their cute Halloween costumes. I love the excitement. I love carving pumpkins, but most of all I love enjoying the roasted pumpkin seeds. However, I can’t say I enjoy removing all the goopy pumpkin innards.
Would you believe that up until last year I had no idea how to roast pumpkin seeds? The concept was completely foreign to me. Roasted pumpkins seeds are sheer deliciousness and in the 27 years of my life, I had never once attempted to roast them myself. Last year I set out to fix that. I searched the interwebz high and low for the best recipe. Let me tell you… I found tons of recipes. To my amazement I also found that roasting pumpkin seeds was easy as pie.
2 cups of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 & 1/2 tbsp melted margarine or butter
1/2 to 1 tsp salt (to taste)
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Spread your pumpkin seeds on a pan and evenly coat in the worcestershire sauce and melted margarine. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Bake for 2 hours, sifting every 25 to 30 minutes.
Do you love roasted pumpkin seeds? How do you like to prepare them? Any special flavor?