Last night was our impromptu family carving night. What a bunch of winners.
I don't particularly care for pumpkin seeds, but every year the request comes from one angle or another. The worst part is picking them out of the pumpkiny goopdy goop. If you can make it through that step then the rest is a breeze.
Give them a good washing.
Toss the ole seeds in for a little salt water bath. It's good for their skin and they like it.
Bring them to a boil for about 10 minutes. This step helps them be salty good to the core.
I chose to do a parmesan garlic version, but don't let me stunt your creativity. Shoot for the stars.
Toss in a couple tablespoons of butter and a handful or two of fresh parmesan. Sprinkle on some garlic and salt.
Lay them out to dry for a couple of hours. Here's your chance to do lunch with a friend, take a bath, or feed some trick or treaters. Whatever fits your fancy.
Toss those bad boys in the oven at 300 degrees. Stay on track here though. This is no time for that Real World marathon. Make sure you give them a tossing every 10 minutes or so. I baked mine for about 40 minutes or until they are crispy.
Plop them in a dish with a pumpkin in the middle.
I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited to serve some ghosts and ghouls tonight.