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How to toast the best pumpkin seeds you’ve ever had

how to toast pumpkin seeds / a thousand threads #recipes #pumpkin
Hands down, the best part of carving a pumpkin is toasting the seeds. But while I’ve religiously toasted pumpkin seeds my whole life, I’ve always been a little messy about it… clearing away most of some of the gunk, dousing them in salt, and letting them sit until they’re good and golden brown.

This weekend though, Mark set me straight. Having never toasted a single seed in his life, he turned to the internet and came up with a process I’d never even thought to try, and wouldn’t you know… the results were better than anything I’d ever had.

how to toast pumpkin seeds / a thousand threads #recipes #pumpkin
How to toast the best pumpkin seeds you’ve ever had…

The secret is to boil the seeds for about 10 minutes in salt water (after cleaning them off of course… I know, I didn’t want to either) which results in a crispier outer shell.

After boiling, drain the seeds and pat dry. Then toss in a bit of oil (we used coconut oil, but you could use olive, depending on the flavor you’re going for) and whatever seasoning you’d like.

A few ideas:
// cinnamon and cayenne
// sriracha
// curry powder
// orange zest and ginger
// chili powder and lime
// rosemary and thyme
// cumin and garlic

And of course, I’d add a little salt to all of those. You can never go wrong with a little salt.

how to toast pumpkin seeds / a thousand threads #recipes #pumpkin
Then spread on a pan (like you see here) and roast for 10 minutes at 325 degrees. Flip (or just stir around, it’s pretty hard to flip them all) and roast another 5-10. Then enjoy!

** The important thing to remember is that the inner seed cooks a whole lot faster than the outer shell, so the browning of the outer shell isn’t really a trustworthy indicator. Once you’ve gotten halfway through your baking, reach in and snap one shell open just to be sure.

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