Saturday, October 29, 2011

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Salted pumpkin seeds
We carved our pumpkins (and a turnip!) and now it's time to roast the pumpkin seeds. I always make a batch salted pumpkin seeds, but I also like to set some seeds aside and experiment with different flavors. I tried out chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and paprika in the past (the garlic are really the only ones I liked, though the cayenne pepper weren't bad). I've also discovered popcorn seasoning such as ranch or white cheddar works well on pumpkin seeds. This year I used Cajun spices and these are by far my favorite. Eric typically doesn't like my pumpkin seed experimentation--he just like lots of salt on his seeds--but he fell in love with the Cajun seeds too.

Cajun flavored pumpkin seeds

pumpkin seeds, rinsed and dried
olive oil
other seasonings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss pumpkin seeds with olive oil and the seasoning of your choice. Spread them out on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 15 minutes and enjoy!



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