Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds
Roasted, spicy seeds inside a turtle shell

These seeds can be used in a variety of ways, from sprinkled on salads, added to breads, or eaten alone as a snack.

Sweet Version Ingredients:

1 c pumpkin seeds
1 t sugar
Dash (1/4 t) sea salt
Spicy Version Ingredients:
1 c pumpkin seeds
*3-4 cloves fresh garlic
1 T dried red chile peppers, crushed
Dash salt
*juice of ½ lime

Add seeds to a heated frying pan
Stir seeds continually until they swell.
Add other ingredients and stir.

For spicy version, squeeze lime juice on seeds after they are placed in serving bowl

*Old World Ingredient

You also can dry them in the oven. After washing to remove all the stringy parts, spread seeds on a baking sheet and drizzle with vegetable oil. Or try grapeseed oil. Roast for 10 minutes at 325, Check a few seeds at the 7 minute mark. The insides will burn first so make sure they don't overcook. .