How To Prepare Pumpkin Seeds

by Melanie Howard

These are some good recipes for preparing pumpkin seeds for eating...and what a treat they're!

If they're toasted and salted correctly they are splendidly crunchy and straightforward to eat. It helps if you're going to eat them with the shells on if you use seeds from sugar pumpkins, somewhat smaller than the mega-sized carving pumpkins (not particularly pumpkins but large squish). Are you wanting to know the trick? Boil the seeds in salted water first, and then toast them in the oven.

Recipe on how to make pumpkin seeds:

You only need: One medium sized pumpkin, salt and olive oil

1. Heat cooker to 400F. Cut open the pumpkin and use a powerful metal spoon to dig out the guts. Separate the seeds from the stringy core. Rinse the seeds.

2. In a tiny saucepan, add the seeds to water, about 2 cups of water to every half cup of seeds. Add a big spoon of salt for each cup of water. Bring to a boil. Let cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.

3. Spread about a large spoon of olive oil over the base of a cookie sheet, or spray well with Pam. Spread the seeds out over the cookie sheet, all in one layer. Bake on the top rack for 20 minutes or until the seeds begin to brown. When browned to your complete satisfaction, take from the cooker and let the pan cool on a rack. Let the seeds cool all the way down before eating. Either crack to get rid of the inner seed (lots of unnecessary work or eat full (which is the way the majority of people enjoy them).

Another great way to make pumpkin seeds are to use is to utilise them as a crust or coating.

Roast cup pumpkin seeds with 4 clove garlic

Process and add T. Oil and 2T bread crumbs.

Use for fish, chicken, lamb and so on.

Pumpkin seeds offer many potential health benefits! According to many people, In addition to tasting great, they may be used to help treat parasitic contagions, depression, enlarged prostate, and urinary passage Problems. Please note: None of these benefits have been scientifically tested or proven. It's just the nutritive aspects of pumpkin seeds have been investigated and have been determined to be useful. Pumpkin seeds are high in vitamin A, protein, necessary trans-acids, amino acids, calcium, iron, and fiber. It's easy to make this delicious break.

Whichever way you decide the correct way to make pumpkin seeds, enjoy them!

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