October 24, 2013

Simple Seasonal Snack

This season when you're carving up your pumpkin, be sure to save all those delicious seeds.  They're one of my favorite things about carving pumpkins for Halloween.  They make a super delicious, easy snack.

As you're cleaning out the guts, put all the seeds into a colander.  Our seeds came from the sugar pumpkin we used to make our ice cream!  Make sure they don't have any guts attached to them.  I like to give them a good rinse to get that slimy feelings off of them.
 Pat them dry, and spread them out on a baking sheet.  I seasoned these with salt, pepper, and a little smoked paprika, but you can season them however you like.
 Then just pop them into the oven for about 10 minutes.  Keep your eye on them so they don't burn.
If you aren't going to eat them right away, you can transfer them to a airtight container for safe keeping.  Just be sure to let them cool completely before putting the lid on.  If you put the lid on while they're still warm, they'll sweat in the container and they'll lose their crunch, and become tough.  No one wants that.

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