Thursday, November 8, 2012

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds are my number one reason for looking forward to Halloween every year. I absolutely love munching on them. And there are so many ways to make them. If you have never tried them, grab that last pumpkin you have decorating your outdoor step, and scoop out the seeds!

There are a bazillion recipes online with preparation methods, and recipes. They all start the same though, gut your pumpkin and clean the seeds. Get all those slimy stringy pieces and chunks out. Once you have all the chunks out, you are ready to start adding your flavors and making them tasty!  I like to spice them up, but also have just tossed them with olive oil, then give them a good sprinkle of kosher salt, and then bake.

Spicy Pumpkin Seeds
2 c. pumpkin seeds
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 t. Tabasco
1 t. cayenne
1/2 t. cumin
1 T. chili powder

Combine all ingredients.  Bake at 300 degrees for 70 minutes or until crisp.  

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  1. These look great! I will be making some of these seeds! I am going to share on my facebook page!

  2. Forgot to say - stop by my blog later tonight and link up to Foodie Friends Friday party! This would be a perfect recipe for people to read about!
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  3. What a great idea! I'm not a big fan of pumpkin seeds, but put a little cayenne on them and I'd be hooked! :) Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!